After reading The Jungle, many Americans were appalled by the lack of safety precautions and sanitary systems in factories. Dissatisfaction with food and drug regulation at the state level in the 1890s soon led to pressures to give the federal government the power to monitor and promote the quality of food. Thus, the Pure Food and Drug Act along with the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 passed, making meat shipped over state lines subject to inspection (Paulet). Though, while muckrakers were influential in bring about reform, many of the leading progressive reformers were women. Middle class women played a major role in the awareness of poor working conditions, child education, and
When this approach failed, many Reformers began to create organizations and go to the government to expose how the factories were really operating. As the government found out about the situation, factory owners increased workers’ pay, shortened the workday and provided a clean working environment. Furthermore, the owners stopped using child labor so they would not be shut down. At the turn of the century, many reformers and government officials believed that alcohol was the cause of many of the nation’s problems; specifically rape, murder and divorce. They thought that alcohol should be illegal.
In turn, this taught the public that they couldn’t always trust government officials. Muckrakers paved the way for the correction of these problems that the officials created. Upton Sinclair is a famous muckraker that wrote The Jungle. He exposed the meat packing industry and its horrible health conditions. The concept of scientific management also came out of the Progressive Movement.
World War 1 played a significant part in developing women's political rights in both positive and negative ways. World War one may have foiled the drive by women to gain political rights just as much or even more so then it helped. Pre war women did have working opportunities though very little compared to men, as they were seen as weaker and that their place was in the "home". Their employment was limited to the domestic service (cleaning or working as a servant) and secretarial work and not manual labor in factories or working class women often worked in the textiles industry. Women were lower paid and were restricted to do less skilled work, as they were considered incompetent.
Response to The Split Horn The documentary The Split Horn was about the culture of a Hmong family on how it changed once they got to the United States. There were many parts of the documentary that were very interesting but the most interesting part was when they were sacrificing a pig for the mom and a bull for the shaman because they believed that they were getting sick because there spirit has left them and the way they get it back is by sacrificing an animal. This is very different compared to other cultures. I have not read far enough to compare this to anything from the book we have been reading. I am catholic and this is completely different from how we believe we get sick.
The King tried implementing several policies to increase the food supply, such as price controls on livestock and restrictions on the production of ales and other products made from the limited supply of grain. None of these policies worked, because there simply was just not enough food (32). People hoped the harvest of 1315 would be the end of it, but heavy rainfall in 1316 continued the hunger. The shortage of food became so severe that paupers were forced to eat dead bodies of cattle to survive. People from Northern France are rumored to
Deer with CWD need to get killed so that the rest of the deer population can be healthy. Next, CWD has had many direct effects. It caused many people not to want to hunt or spend as much money due to the fact that a person shouldn’t consume any meat from a deer with CWD. This hurts many sporting goods stores that sell gear for hunting. Also, it hurts many meat processing companies.
They would give them items such as alcohol, guns, textiles, metal tools, and pots in return for the elite furs. As the demand for furs rose, they began to corrupt the nature of animals that the Indians followed. Unknowingly the French also killed many natives through illness; the goods that the French offered to the natives carried diseases and led to the death of many Indians because of their lack of immunity. The relationship between the Spanish colonists and the Indians was a callous one and only benefited the Spanish. In the 1500s, the Spanish arrived in the New World with the intent to convert natives to Catholicism, trade, and discover riches.
The more common form of racism today is religious racism, such as the Muslims killing as many Jews and Christians as they can. Most of these terrible atrocities do not happen as much as they used to, such as in the 1950’s, but they still do exist, and The United States, as a nation, should strive to stop racism in all forms. A second, and equally important, societal issue in the book, A Raisin in the Sun, is poverty. Poverty affects us all. With today’s economy being as it is, people have a hard time finding jobs, or a place to live; some people even struggle to keep food on the table for their families.
It has already been proven through Italian researchers that traffic pollution causes significantly weaker sperm (Science Blog). This can immediately be linked to “The Handmaid’s Tale” as our pollution is starting to directly affect our ability to reproduce, which in itself, becomes a very scary thought. Not only that, but it has been reported that millions of children worldwide die from acute respiratory infections, malaria, diarrheal disease, acute pesticide poisoning and more caused by pollution (Pollution Kills). The effort that is being given worldwide to help the cause of environment is significant yet still not enough if we want to save ourselves from extreme consequences. The movie an “Inconvenient Truth” is an environmental documentary which reveals important facts to the general public as to how serious the problem of global warming has become.