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  • Essay on The Meat Inspection Act of 1906

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    The Meat Inspection Act of 1906 was an attempt to regulate the meatpacking industry and to assure consumers that the meat they were eating was safe. In brief, this act made compulsory the careful inspection of meat before its consummation, established sanitary standards for slaughterhouses and processing plants, and required continuous U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection of meat processing and packaging. Yet, the most important objectives set by the law are the prevention of adulterated or

  • Theodore Roosevelt and Meat Inspection Act Essay

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    Progressive Era Questions 1. The progressive movement is considered by some the origin of which social/political ideology? Liberalism 2. Progressives believed that government should protect the people and promote the social welfare of people through which means? Legislation 3. It was an important social issue concerning equality that the Progressives advocated? Women’s Suffrage 4. List five issues that defined the Progressive Movement: a.

  • Exploring The Jungle: The True Impact of a Literary Masterpiece

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    and some of the most well-read in the past century. The Jungle, now hailed as a literary masterpiece, is credited with being the reason for the Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act of the early 1900’s (Ewers). Though Sinclair’s story

  • Main Goals of The Progressive Movement Essay

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    In the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century the Progressive Era was moving to reshape America. Progressivism was a political movement that encouraged the exposure of corruption in America in order to reshape it for the better. This time period became known for the social and political changes that took place as a result of the progressives. Progressivism ruled the country, changing the way Americans lived and the way politics affected them. One of the main goals of the progressive movement

  • Thesis On The Jungle

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    The jungle by Upton Sinclair has made me realize how history shaped what america is today. It was in this book that raised the spotlight on many topics including: meat handling, minimum wage, workers compensation, sexual harassment, child labor and most importantly the right to express one's thoughts. Now we live in a country that not only honors our freedom but respects and looks over our health. The jungle takes place in the 1900s when over 9 million immigrants were flocking to America searching

  • Industrialism In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair

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    reading about the dark sides of the common industrial factories, but also people in other countries as well would see that life for the working class American that had to work in the industrial industry, specifically as seen in Sinclair’s writing the meat packing industry was a dirty, and dangerous job for workers all caused by the hands of companies that didn’t care about their employees. In the American Experience book it gives a chapter from the book The Jungle, called “Living and Dying in Packington

  • The Gilded Age, And The Gilded Age

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    In science, we have been taught that for every action there is a reaction. However, this can also be applied to history. For example, after the French and Indian War, Britain had enforced the navigation laws and taxes in order to pay for the war debt. This had caused a huge reaction from the colonies from as simple as boycotting British goods all the way to declaring their independence in 1776. Individuals can also help bring forth these dramatic changes such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King

  • Capitalism And Socialism In The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

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    Jungle written by Upton Sinclair which aimed at the meatpacking industry through the use of socialism. Upton advocated socialism more than capitalism which was used in the book. After the book was written an act was passed known as the Meat Inspection of 1906 which prohibited of misbranding meat products and better conditions for workers. “The Jungle” showed that the immigrants were taken advantage of, and the main protagonist was Jurgis, whom he and his family moved to Chicago thinking about the American

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Essay

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    The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair was a very touching and motivating story. Sinclair aimed for our hearts, but instead, he hit our stomachs. The Jungle is a story of hardships and trouble, some successes and many failures as a family tries to achieve the "American Dream." In this book, "The Jurgis Ruckus' myth of failure is the other side of the Horatio Alger's myth of success." (xxvi) Although this book was written about the hardships of a family, it was not just a story for one to read

  • The Irony of the Jungle

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    The Irony of The Jungle Between 1870 and 1900 Chicago grew from a population of 299,000 to almost 1.7 million, the fastest-growing city ever at the time. This surge in population was largely attributed to immigrants coming from European countries seeking a chance for employment and new freedoms associated with moving to the United States at the time. 1905, in particular, was a historic year when a surge of over 1 million immigrants came to the city. During this time, author Upton Sinclair