How serious was Plunkitt about patriotism’s connection to obtaining a job after Tammany won an election? First of all Plunkitt’s full name was George W. Plunkitt. He was born on November 17,1842. He was a politician from New York and he also served in “both houses of the New York State Legislature” Take a guess of what Tammany was. NOT A REAL PERSON!!! It was called Tammany Hall or also known as “The Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, was a New York City political organization founded in 1786 and incorporated on May 12, 1789, as the Tammany Society”. Plunkitt was in charge of Tammany Hall until he died on November 19, 1924 which is surprisingly two days after his birthday.
Plunkitt was a very powerful man and here is why. No matter where he was in or out of office he tried to help people find jobs. Because he did this people stayed loyal to him and kept voting for him. That is how he got all of his power back then. He was a millionaire and one million dollars back then would be around $33,190,714.29 today! That is a lot of money. He got this money from gaining trust with other people Someone that could find jobs for everyone back then must have been In my opinion finding jobs for people would have been weird but an efficient way of getting trust from people.
Patriotism is supporting one’s country, but the country is not the land or the government it is really the people. Plunkitt though that supporting the people and helping them with stuff like finding jobs was the perfect way to help people no matter in or out of office. If he had an open spot to give someone he would find the perfect person and would find the perfect person for the job and give it to them. He was very creative to finding people jobs and people liked him for it.
To answer the beginning question about was he serious about people getting jobs the answer is yes. Yes he was very serious to finding jobs for people so they would vote for them and because he wanted people to have money for their families.