Gangs Of New York City Analysis

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The 1800s was a century of immigration of Europeans to the United States. Many of Europeans came from southern and eastern Europe. Some Europeans came for religious freedom. Moreover, many others were just looking to improve their economic resources. Most European immigrants traveled to New York by ship. Because of the ship’s harsh conditions, lots of immigrants died before they reach their goal. By 1800s, America was called the melting pot, this term refers to the different cultures, language and traditions settled in the United States. Europeans immigrants faced issues. In the late 1800, cities were run by groups that controlled all the activities, government and businesses, this groups mostly discriminated immigrants, which it led to the formation of gangsters throughout the 1800s. Discrimination and the continuing of the civil war led to the formation of gangsters in New York City throughout the 1800s. In the 1800s, cities were run by the political machine, an organization controlled by a city boss. However, as bosses increased their power they become corrupt. Bosses manipulated…show more content…
The New York Draft Riots was a violent group that fought against wealthy’s exploitation and discrimination toward the poor. The riots impacted fighting for their honor, respect, identity, moreover, looking for prosperity toward their community. The film Gangs of New York is an accurate depiction of New York’s nineteenth century gang culture. The Gangs of New York film, directed by Martin Scorsese, portrays its historical background, the hard life conditions in the Five Points, the racial discrimination immigrants faced mostly Irish, as well as government's own interests benefit and self- protection using a strong characterization such as Bill The Butcher, Boss Tweed and Amsterdam Vallon. Furthermore, the film portrays the procedure of the Civil War and ethnicity
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