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Exam 1 J310 Study Guide Social Capital: When you have a community it has to be based on social trust Social capital is the basis for a community: social networks have value. When you are part of a structure of people, it has a value on the community. Is measured by community activity, political engagement (voting), volunteerism, informal sociability, and social trust Mostly concentrated on the north in the U.S. Has to do with journalism because if journalism gives me the sense that I am part of a community, then it gives me more reason to engage in it. Social capital and tolerance go together Kids that watch less tv are in states with high social capital Social capital and economic equality go together because usually you feel as though you are on the same level as your neighbors and if you feel this way you don’t need to feel intimidated Needs and Wants: Lindsey Lohan and Nicole Richie example It is more expensive to talk about real news than celebrities on 24 hour news channels. Talking about celebrities on the news is relatively cheep news coverage. “Boss” Tweed (pg 52 in MTTS): William Marcy Tweed and the band of political henchmen who did his bidding ultimately stuffed their pockets with some $200 million taken from city taxpayers. First was a fireman in New York City He entered the realm of political hierarchy when he became a member in Tammany Hall which is a classic urban political organization of the nineteenth century. The society of Saint Tammany had been founded soon after the American Revolution as a social and patriotic club that vowed to oppose New York’s moneyed interests. By 1850 Tammany Hall had created its own Democratic Party power base and had mushroomed into a potent force in city politics that skillfully manipulated the electorate. Tweed was the highest official of Tammany Hall so he had enormous influence because of his political connections. He was Chairman of the New York Democratic Party Central Committee A member of both the New York County Board of Supervisors and the New York State Senate Director of New York City’s Department of Public Works Construction supervisor for the New York County Court House “Boss” Tweed’s actions were supported by a cabal of Tammany Hall cronies led by four men who had their thumbs on every facet of New York government because they used their political muscle to make the city treasury their own. The Tweed Ring received 65 percent of all city contracts.
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The organization gave $7 million to the newspapers in exchange for their silence to not discuss the politics of Tammany Hall because it was a corrupt situation. Thomas Nast (pg 54 MTTS): Was the cartoonist at Harper’s Weekly .
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