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    Women throughout history have not been treated the same way as men however, this did not discourage them. One excellent example of women being extraordinary is Frances Perkins a young lady who grew up in a Republican household and whose parents made sure she understood the importance of hard work and her education. The interesting fact about Perkins life is that even though it was rare during her time period her parents expected her to go to college. Once in college, Mount Holyoke, she was encouraged to take the hardest courses given since she excelled in her studies therefore, she majored in physics with a minor in biology and chemistry. Even though she was focused on science she was greatly impacted by her American economic history Professor Annah May Soule who required her students to visit “the mills along the Connecticut River in neighboring Holyoke to observe working conditions there” and what Frances Perkins saw on…

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    Frances Perkins was born in Boston in the year 1880. She grew up on her family farm in Newcastle where her grandmother gave her many words of wisdom. Perkins has stated, “I am extraordinarily the product of my grandmother.” Being inspired from her grandmother, Perkins had wanted to help her surrounding community. Quoting Leah W. Sprague, a Founding Frances Perkins Board Member, “Frances was raised with a deep appreciation of history and pride in her patriot ancestry. She came of age…

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    Frances Perkins was the secretary of labor. She helped with the New Deal as well Social security. Someone found Perkins saying that there was no New Deal. This had to deal with the blueprints; she said this before Franklin Roosevelt was even president. This happened on March 4th in 1933. She actually put together this blueprint with some others that were working with him during the time for the new administration. They put together new ideas and tested out things as a team. Some people wanted…

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    Emma Goldman, Mother Jones, and Frances Perkins were three of the many women who helped evolve equal work rights for all. Without them women might not have the opportunities in the works force that they do today. Before the women if the 1800’s tried to change the ways of society gender discrimination had a negative effect that impacted many lives throughout the nation. Emma Goldman was born in June of 1869 to an Orthodox Jewish family, her family lived in the Russian Empire. Because of where…

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    Frances was 85 years old when she died. She was born on April 10th, 1880. She died in 1965 in May. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her parents are Susan Bean and Frederik Perkins. Her parents were from Marine, both of them. They owned a business. The business they owned was a stationer. A lot of her childhood was spent in Massachusetts. A town called Worcester. Her name was not always Frances. When she was born her name was Frannie Coralie. That was her christened name. She changed her…

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    Even though the new deal was established twenty-five years after the Triangle incident, the New Deal’s purpose was to help with economic recovery, job creation, investment in public works and civic uplift. Frances Perkins is the women behind the New Deal. She stood there and witnessed the madness caused by the fire: the smoke, the screams, the instant deaths. The tragedy impacted her a great deal that it motivated her to make a difference. So, she became an active voice in the city of New York.…

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    It has changed a lot for today’s world. One thing it helped us in the long run. We are able to have Social Security. Even though some people do not work forty hours a week most people do. What Perkins created was something amazing. She made history for doing such wonderful. If it was not for her and the president at the time Roosevelt we would not have forty-hour work week and a minimum wage law and workers compensation and unemployment compensation, a federal law banning along with child labor,…

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    Triangle Fire

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    of labor reform was critical in its expansion in New York, and then the United States. Morgan and Belmont hosted the Metropolitan Opera House meeting a week later in their cry for action and 350,000 people took place in the funeral march. After three months of mounting pressure on the governor, he signed a law that created the Factory Investing Commision, which would tour the state and investigate just about two-thousand factories.They were traumatized by what they saw and, thus, enacted eight…

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    Bamboo People Book Report

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    problems of a foreign land might not initially attract some juvenile readers, the candor and simplicity of Perkins’ writing make not just the book, but the intellectual and political ideas behind the plot and theme, accessible. Short chapters help the book’s readability as well. Bamboo People is a novel that is skillfully told that we realize only much later that we’ve been educated to boot—which is as should be. The novel introduces not one but two different cultures. Perkins weaves information…

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    Open Door Policy Essay

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    single solution to this crisis and this is largely because of the range of reaction from different countries from the open door policies to closing the boundaries and putting up barbed wire. One of the major arguments against allowing refugees into Europe is increased taxes for the native population and consequently turmoil to the economy of many European countries. Many have a poor economy, high unemployment rates and lingering debt and to now be told that they have to take in a large number of…

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