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    How can I give away $1 million dollars? I need to find good causes within the progressive movement to maximize the impact of my gifts. Progressivism is a variety of responses to the economic and social problems introduced to America during rapid industrialization. This movement took place between approximately 1900 and 1920. A group of writers, referred to as “muckrakers”, looked into these problems and voiced their concerns during the Progressive movement. They brought so much attention to the problems that eventually various leaders, including priests, professors, social workers, and members of both political parties joined the movement. I will give my $1 million dollars to these progressive reforms: $600,000 to the meat packing industry $300,000 to Child labor $100,000 to Women's Right to vote. The first and the most critical cause I would give $600,000 dollars to would be reforms to the meat packing industry. This industry had few regulations. For example, “The meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift a rat even if he saw one” (Doc D). This proves that the workers did not care or did not understand about people’s health and safety. Also, “These rats were nuisances, and the packers would put poisoned bread out for them; they would die, and then rats, bread and meat would go into the hoppers together” (Doc D). The workers were introducing poison to food they were processing which could pose serious health…

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    Conversion Of Coal Essay

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    The Conversion of Coal: Joshua Betthauser In the Beginning: The conversion of coal is a lengthy process which begins hundreds of millions of years ago, as a natural resource under the dirt, known as “peat”, than, over time and under pressure, it’s converted into “lignite”. Then, very many millennia later, it is transformed into “bituminous”, then into “anthracite”, the coal we know and love. www.minersmuseum.com/history-of-mining/coal-formation/ The Description: Coal begins as a natural…

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    was created within the Department Of Commerce and Labor on April 9 1912. The coal was washed and sorted according to the beakers. The coal fell down a chute and moved along a moving bett. They worked 10 to 11 hours, 6 days a week sorting rock,slate and other refuse from coal with bare hands. The dust was so dense that it was obscured. The dust penetrated the boy's lungs so they couldn’t breathe. A nice slave driver stood over the boys at times prodding and kicking them into obedience. Child…

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    As a book told in the fiction context, King Coal by Upton Sinclair describes the gruesome, harsh reality of working in the coal industry in the 1910 from mining issues such as the hopes of getting a job in the industry of coal in the western states of the United States, the harsh mining conditions, and miners being taken advantage of by their bosses. The book discusses two mining in general locations where all the stories are told by Sinclair himself: Rocky Mountain and Pedro (6). The author 's…

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    Beginning back millions of years ago, anthracite coal as well as bituminous coal were deposited within the Appalachian Mountains. All over the United States, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia coal deposits are found (“Appalachian Mountains,” 2015). Today, 1.8 billion pounds of high explosives were used in just West Virginia and Kentucky alone. These explosives may shake and crack house foundations, startle wildlife, or spray a large area with rock and other debris. The blasting…

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    Coal Mining Lesson

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    In Mark Nowak’s Coal Mountain Elementary there is a second lesson in the book that is about coal mining. The lesson is called The Cookie Mining Lesson in this lesson the students are asked to mine a cookie for the chocolate chips. The readers are implied to read inbetween the lines for the lines of the lesson to see something different that what the Coal Foundation intends for the students to learn. In Lesson 2 Students will learn how to buy land, pay employees hourly wage and more when coal is…

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    Unemployment in Preston County is an ongoing problem. Everywhere you see, people are working less and less. West Virginia is at the top of the state unemployment and labor statistics list. It has many people asking questions. Is it that hard to obtain a job in Preston County? The worst thing about the whole situation is that West Virginian residents seem like they do not want to work. MarketWatch reported in March of 2015 that less than half adults (18 or older) in West Virginia have a job.…

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    Devil's Triangle Essay

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    Deep in the mountains of Anderson County, Tennessee you will find a dying coal mining community. A community that was once full of joyous people who lived simple. There were six days of hard labor and then a day of rest. The people who lived here believed in work. They were hard working people who were not afraid to get their hands dirty, but in most cases, their lungs. “Coal mining, beginning in the 1870s, for a time was the major employer in the Triangle area.” (Devil’s Triangle) Most men in…

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    The American industrial revolution of the 1800s was powered by coal. This newly harnessed energy source is what made the industrial innovations, like the fabrication of steel and iron, of the 1800s possible. In the early days of its mining, 1840, only 7,000 men were mining coal in America, but by 1870 the number of miners increased to 186,000. This increase was only the beginning. In 1900 the number of miners had surged to as many as 677,000. With the increase of workers came the increase of…

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    Stereotypes In Trampoline

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    Preliminary Essay Assignment When looking at the novel Trampoline by Robert Gipe and other sources, including our guest speakers, Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Dr. Scott, and some notes that we took in class discussing the local citizens fight for rights against the big coal companies. I see negative stereotypes, such as drug use, the lack of education, and poverty, that are often brought onto the region and Trampoline solidifies these stereotypes throughout the entire book, it adds onto the…

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