Sinclair had attacked the corruption of industries, especially the meat-packing industry in this popular book, The Jungle, which led to the passage of a federal legislation, the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, to address the problems in these industries. Furthermore, Sinclair had attacked the industries for being self-serving and too ignorant of the lives of the workers. In The Jungle, Sinclair had depicted the poor lives of immigrant and workers working for American industries. In short, the Sinclair was critical of the wealth created in the industrialization and had questioned the asserted values of industrialization by exposing the corruption and the poor lives of workers. Sinclair had greatly differed from Carnegie in that he had wrote genuinely to expose the social and industrial ills and problems that America faced during and shortly of
Reform Movement DBQ There was the temperance movement, aimed toward lessening alcohol consumption, and in extreme cases, the complete abolishment of it, and the women's rights movement that struggled with the task of equality for women in society and politics. Prison and church reform were also popular causes as people observed the injustices in prisons and viewed certain churches with disdain while American's sought a different salvation and turned to revivals and camp meetings. There were also the abolitionists and the utopians. The abolitionists found slavery to be inhumane and fought to rid America, especially the south, of human bondage forever. The utopians were people unsatisfied with America's normal society and as a result created their own societies where their ideals could be lived and taught.
Why are people willing to vote for Roosevelt? Because they want any kind of change. Hoover promises nothing. There is actually death by starvation. In some cities they had to actually post arm guards on garbage trucks, people were scavenging for food, people would swamp the garbage truck when they would dump the garbage at the dumps.
Although Sinclair’s investigation tells a story of the toll the meatpacking industry took on families nearly a hundred years ago, he still offers insight into the deceiving side of America’s food corruptions. Both writers brilliantly offer realization and awareness in their books that will benefit anyone who reads them to make better decisions daily. The description of the factory farming slaughterhouses in both books is enough to send chills down almost anyone’s spine; The Jungle opens with the cruel tactics, yet Fast Food Nation did not mention the slaughterhouses until midway. As Jurgis and his family tour the packinghouse where he will be working as a shoveler,(shoveling blood and guts) they first see what seems to be millions of cows. There are rail yards that carry the cattle to the slaughterhouse where the mechanics of the process are awe-inspiring.
The Progressive Era The decades between 1890 and 1920 was a period of vital reform activity that historians have called, The Progressive Era. In this era millions of Americans organized in voluntary associations to come up with solutions to the many problems. Industrialization, with all its increase in productivity and the number of consumer goods, created unemployment and labor unrest, wasteful use of natural resources and abuses of corporate power. Growing cities added to the problems of African Americans versus The Social Sciences American segregation was a bitter part of American history. Even worse, though, are the securing reasons for the need of segregation and the defense of the institution.
From 1890 to 1920, there were social, political, and economic reactions to industrialization and urbanization. A reform movement swept the nation as many people focused their energies on domestic reform, on improving conditions within the United States. The Progressive movement was made up of groups and individuals who worked to change the negative effects of industrialization and urbanization in the United States. Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson were all Progressive presidents who implemented bold domestic reform programs at the national level. Attempts to end the poverty, crowding, and disease in American cities began before 1900.
Progressive DBQ In the history of the United States the progressives attempted to change the lives of United States citizens for the better. Progressives are reformers who worked to improve social and political problems, beginning in the late 1800’s. During the industrialization era many reformers came together to solve the difficulties of society. There were several reform groups such as, the Populist Party and Muckrakers. Their goals were to help make life better for immigrants.
Progressive Reformers History when given the proper perspective is a lot like a diamond in the rough; it is an invaluable resource to those who take the time to acquire it. This thought can be reflected in the work of literature ‘Workers’ Control of Machine Production in the Nineteenth Century’ by David Montgomery and James W. Fraser work ‘A History of Hope’. The thought really is a reoccurring theme in both of these text, that thought being ‘As a team we can accomplish the dream’. In both passages the employers are oppressing the working classes but by the strength of a dream in time we can see a team being formed. In chapter seven of A History of Hope a woman who went by the name of Mother Jones prove to be a very powerful example of someone who thoroughly believed and lived by the above quote.
We rarely think completely about where the food we eat comes from and how is it produced. "Food, Inc.", a frank and sometimes grisly expose of the profit-driven food profession in the United States, is sure to shake up our views of what we eat. Factory system was conveyed to the back of the kitchen, after which food began to be formed on assembly lines. From the film, we can see that health and safety are frequently ignored by those companies, and are often overlooked by government in an struggle to provide cheap food heedlessly of these bad penalties. According to data, 70% of antibiotics are used on farm animals.
That required the government to regulate business. I did not mention this but I did state that he raised the public health acting the pure food and drug act and the meat inspection armaments to the agriculture appropriations act. These ties into what you stated. I didn’t have down that catalyst to this era was the behaver of business as seen in events as the triangle fire, and economic traumas of the panics of 1873&”93. The reigning in the abuses of the powerful (exposed by the muckrakers) energized the movement.