March 7, 2017

Amazing People of New York: Inspirational Stories by Charles Margerison

By Charles Margerison

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Indeed, the freed slaves did not have a vote © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 46 Amazing People of New York Neither did women of any color The Equal Rights Association was set up in 1866 Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony led the way In 1869, The National Women’s Suffrage Association was formed However, women did not gain the right to vote That was controlled by white men Under pressures, they gave all men the right to vote in 1870 Discrimination that defied logic and the Constitution White politicians gave black men the right to vote ahead of white women So much for people being born equal Also, the end of the Civil War was not the end of organized conflict New York politics was influenced more by gangs Particularly the Italian and the Irish ones They fought over territory to control alcohol, gambling and prostitution Indeed, politics was too often ruled by the gun Despite the end of the Civil War, more guns were bought in our city People claimed the right to bear arms I predicted that it would lead to more deaths.

Domestic Manners of Americans 1832 Walt Whitman “Silence? What can New York - noisy, roaring, rumbling, tumbling, bustling, story, turbulent New York-have to do with silence? ” Letter, 1898 Helen Keller “Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. ” Midstream: My Later Life 1929 © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 27 Amazing People of New York George Clinton 1795 I had seen our ‘Tree of Liberty’ cut down by British soldiers It was an insult of the highest order As members of the Sons of Liberty, we made an angry protest Nearly 3000 citizens met in City Hall Park We put up a ‘Pole of Liberty’ Elsewhere, stronger action had been taken It was an important event in our revolution It rallied people to the cause New Yorkers wanted action and action they took On July 9th 1776, the Province of New York ceased to exist With it went the British Governor, the taxes, the laws and Courts We had a new organization to represent us The Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York On July 11th 1776, the Constitution of New York was established The following year, it became our law-making framework We back-dated the birth of New York State to April 20th 1775 The battle that followed meant that we had to vacate the city However, we continued on, across the East River I would rather ‘roast in hell than be dependent on Great Britain’ In 1778, I was elected the first Governor of New York Pleased to say I was no relation to the last British Governor He had departed in 1753 Rallying the troops and the people, I was re-elected five times As Governor from 1778 to 1795, it was a tough job There were many battles fought against the British army Good men were killed on both sides Our march towards freedom continued On February 3rd 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed The American War of Independence had been won New York City was declared the nation’s capital in 1785 Interestingly, that was decided before New York joined the Union In 1788, we were the 11th State to do so Increasingly, our city was a focus for power politics It replaced London as our center of power © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 28 Amazing People of New York In 1789, George Washington came to the Federal Hall on Wall Street He emerged as the first President of our new country 13 years after reading the Declaration of Independence to his troops He will now lead our nation.

B. ” Here is New York 1948 © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 52 Amazing People of New York Viewpoints and Quotes Joan Didion “It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. ” © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 53 Amazing People of New York William Cullen Bryant 1878 As a journalist for the New York Evening Post, I searched for stories It was not necessary to look very far The city was teeming with immigrants searching for a new start Some of them honest, some wanting to bend or even break the rules Most people lived hard lives, in squalid conditions New apartments and houses lagged behind the demand Food and facilities were often scarce Too many people crowded together brought arguments and violence at times Reporting the opinion as well as the facts was part of my job A long way from my early career as a poet and lawyer That did not pay the bills, but I did not give up my idealism Through the newspaper, I campaigned for the abolition of slavery Working with President Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation In the process, I became part owner of the paper and Editor-in-Chief A role that I proudly held for 50 years, from 1828 to 1878 A time that saw the gradual replacement of horse and cart by railways Steam engines brought major changes to factories and farms alike Mud tracks became lanes and then streets and then highways Free enterprise led to the creation of businesses People needed unions to protect them from exploitation That was one of the campaigns I supported Other campaigns related to improving the facilities in New York Communication was revolutionized by Samuel Morse His dots and dashes helped us get news from all over the country Yet, despite all the advances, the health of the people was poor There was a need to improve hygiene and care for those who were ill Therefore, I brought together men of the city who were concerned As a result, the New York Medical College was established in 1860 The first step on a long road to improving community and personal health Instead of traditional methods, like bleeding a patient, we proposed new ones Homeopathy to encourage the people to look after their own health A good diet, regular fitness exercises and rest were advocated A focus on prevention, rather than obsession with cures, was encouraged On 20th Street and Third Avenue we invited people to join us © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 54 Amazing People of New York It was originally called the New York Homeopathic Medical College We had 59 students and a faculty of eight, who helped train their successors The start of a revolution in health management It was certainly necessary as diseases spread quickly in overcrowded places As the first President of the College, I encouraged research and innovation Of course, it was expensive and a major task was to find financial supporters It was part of my role in helping to develop New York Contributing to the planning of Central Park I also supported the Hudson River School and Metropolitan Museum of Art After many years in New York, it was a pleasure to witness its development.

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