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The Tweed Ring softened into just another New York scandal but the shabby building in City Hall Park is still a memorial the legacy of William Marcy Tweed.

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He was able to control the Democratic New York State and city nominations from 1860 until 1870.

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("Ackerman") Curiously enough, the cause for Tweed's burning desire for money has never been established, and because of the lack of any primary source in his early life, never will.

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Political machines were able to restructure the city governments; they also resulted in poorer services, corruption and aggravation of the immigrants and minorities.

He returned to the Ludlow Street Jail in New York City where he died on April 12, 1878 at the age of 55.

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However, it soon acquired a new political character, and became known as the champion of the immigrant and working class.

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