Working Class and Money Essay

1291 Words Sep 23rd, 2013 6 Pages
Robber Barons and Rebels Elliott Eastman


1. What was the technology that transformed the work-place from 1865-1900?

What economic and social effects did the new technology have on American society.

The Technology that would transform the work place was these new huge machines.

These machines would take over the jobs of the product line workers. Which would make it easier on the companies because they weren’t having to pay all these workers. This helped on the economic side of this because the companies were able to produce more product at a faster rate than the line workers as an example. Then for the social effects on society was since the telephone was
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He then would sell his company to J.P.Morgan for around $492,000,000.

7. How does Zinn argue that the Supreme Court cannot possibly act in a neutral fashion? What is the argument against Zinn.

ZInn states key facts to show they do not act in a neutral fashion. Such as how could the supreme court be independent when the members are all chosen by the president and ratified by the senate. All they want is to help the big businesses. Also it can’t be neutral between the rich and poor when the members are all wealthy lawyers and are from the upper class.

8. What definition of the “law” was Supreme Court Justice David Brewer using when he addressed the New York Sate Bar Association? What Point was Brewer trying to make? What point is Zinn trying to make by including this question?

In my personal opinion I feel like Brewer is using definition B “A rule of conduct enforced by a controlling authority”. He was trying to make the point of all our wealth is going to be in the hands of the rich upper class. Zinn includes that the quotation to show really how these bigger businesses and upper class really didn’t care all they cared about was the money at this point and time.

9. What role did philanthropy play in maintaining the status quo? How does this inform you of the heated debate of the last fifteen years about whether the U.S. government should give grants to artists and scientists?

With Rockafellar and Carnegie having these huge amounts of

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