Defending AOC is defending NYC – New York Daily News

In the 19th century, New York was derided as a place of loose morals, immigrant hordes, and pure unbounded evil. This came to a crest in 1920, when the census finally declared more than 50% of Americans lived in cities. The U.S. arrived as an urban nation. Nativism, fights over evolution being taught in schools, and prohibition to name a few major political issues were all fought out within this larger backdrop.