Kevin Hernandez Midyr Ushist

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11th Grade Mid-Year History Writing Task

History Writing Task
11th GRADE
Mid-Year 2014-15

The Progressive Era

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INTRODUCTION
BUILDING HISTORICAL CONTEXT
READING THE SOURCE DOCUMENTS
DOCUMENT #1: New York City Tenements
DOCUMENT #2: The Jungle
DOCUMENT #3: Muller v. Oregon, Supreme Court Decision
DOCUMENT #4: Anti-Lynching Writing
DOCUMENT #5: Women’s Suffrage Poster
DOCUMENT #6: Map of Conservation Lands
DOCUMENT #7: Child Labor and Education Statistics
DOCUMENT #8: United States Anti-Trust Law
DOCUMENT #9:
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Jacob Riis photographed the slums of New York at the turn of the century, where as many as 300,000 people per square mile were crowded into the tenements of New City’s Lower East Side.

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Which condition(s) does this document reflect?
(✓) ❒ free society

❒ humane society ❒ both

Based on this document, how successful were reformers in making the United States a freer and more humane society? OUSD_History Writing Task_G11_Mid-Year 2014-15
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DOCUMENT #2:
The Jungle
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (Excerpt), 1906.
Sinclair reports on the meat packing industry in Chicago, IL.
“…And then there was the condemned meat industry, with its endless horrors. The people of
Chicago saw the government inspectors from Packingtown [the meat packing district of Chicago], and they all took that to mean that they were protected from diseased meat; they did not understand that these hundred and sixty-three inspectors had been selected at the request of the packing company, and that they were paid by the United States government to ensure that all the diseased meat was kept in the state. They had no authority beyond that; for the inspection of meat to be sold in the city and state the whole force in

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