New York State Tenement House Act

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  • Lawrence Veiller

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    trying to take down irresponsible tenement owners. He worked hard, learning new skills, joining social reformative groups, and having direct contact to the people affected by the poor housing to help stake his claim on taking down the irresponsible tenement house owners. Lawrence Veiller was a tenement reformer and a eugenicist, which is a belief or practice that aims to improving the genetic quality of the human population. He was born in January 7, 1872 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Philip Veiller, a broker

  • The American Dream In How The Other Half Lives By Jacob Riis

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    disappointment, and lack of satisfaction in the middle class, How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis exposes the gap between the poverty, unsightly and dangerous conditions of the poor and the uncaring or uneducated middle- and upper-class in the context of New York. Set in the 1920s, the period in America following World War I that is considered materialistic and depraved, Babbitt captures the political and personal unrest of the era, as well as the social rebellion at the heart of the Roaring Twenties. Written

  • Babbitt By Sinclair Lewis And How The Other Half Lives

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    unfulfilling American dream and hypocrisy of society in the 1920s in the middle class, and Riis exposes the gap between the impoverished and dangerous conditions of the poor and the uncaring or uneducated middle- and upper-class in the context of New York. Set in the 1920s, Babbitt captures both political and personal unrest, as well as social rebellion. Written in third-person narrative, Babbitt's characters include political extremists and those with overt mistrust of the opposing political

  • Essay on The Progressive Era

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    rich were getting richer. The poor were getting poorer. The gap between the "haves" and the "have nots was widening. Working conditions were not regulated, and at the turn of the century, the United States had a terrible

  • Jacob Riis Thesis

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    The United States of America is labeled as the “land of opportunity”. It’s been known to many that anyone who travels and settles here would live a better life. But based on history, the stories of millions of immigrants contradict the perceptions people had about this country. Especially in New York, hundreds of thousands of immigrants found their way to America just to struggle to survive in the tenement housing for the remainder of their lives. This was their lifestyle until people such as Jacob

  • Jacob Riis Research Paper

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    proceeded to move to the United States and wanted to become a U.S. Army volunteer but because of his poor health he was unable to do it . Jacob continued to move around multiple times (thefamouspeople.com). After many hard times of not having jobs and then having low pay jobs he picked up photography (biography.com). He took many pictures that were featured in the newspapers and his book about poverty, How The Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (mymodernmet.com). How The Other

  • Life in New York Tenement Houses

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    OPTION 1 Life in New York Tenement Houses 1. What are the three distinct classes of homes in the tenement houses? In what ways does each reflect the needs and resources of the renters? There are three distinct classes of houses in the tenement-houses; the cheapest is the attic home. Three rooms is next and is usually for very poor people. The vast majority of respectable working people live in four rooms. Each of these classes reflects the needs and resources of the renters in that the attic

  • Essay about The Tenement Museum

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    The Tenement Museum The Tenement Museum is prestigious for its fine architecture and history that continues to relive itself. The tours of the museum show the lives of the people who once lived inside the tenements. The tours educate the visitors on historical events and display a museum unlike any other. The following essay will incorporate my experience at the museum along with the stories of the families that once dwelled in these tenements and lived during a time of economic struggle. In

  • The Progressive Era

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    Through a multitude of significant changes physically, conceptually, economically, and more, the societal reformation of cities in the Progressive Era had set themselves as the foundations of American civilization. The juxtaposition between the rich and poor statuses in these urban areas show the drastic separation within developing cities. Through this division caused a wide variety of living conditions, the majority of which held the overcrowded sections of cities where the population mostly stayed

  • Theory Of Westward Expansion

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    Indians from their land and later created the Dawes Act. During the Industrial era, technology was expanding, population was increasing, and cities became overcrowded. Settlement houses were created a few years later by Jane Addams. The Westward Expansion caused many problems for the Indian tribes. New settlers forced the removal of tribes from their lands so the settlers can claim the territory. The Indians were then placed under the Dawes Act and converted to the living the “American life” with

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