Jacob Riis: The First Significant Legislation For Social Reform

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Jacob Riis fought for social reform and helped pass the first significant legislation to improve the state of affairs in immigrant neighborhoods. To do this he wrote a book called How the other Half Lives which is about how the living conditions in New York slum such as apartments called tenant housing. Another person who wrote a novel to show the harshness of city life but in this case it was meat packing factory worker life was Upton Sinclair. He titled the book The Jungle. This book succeeded to set up a system called the meat inspection law in 1906 more laws followed preventing packers from adding fillers and inspectors were put in every meat plant in the country. but this was not all Sinclair wanted he cared how the people were being treated
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