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  • 'Socialism In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle'

    theories as the answer to the progressive movement. But what most people reacted to was the filthy meat and ignored conditions that the immigrant workers were forced to work. As result of Sinclair’s work, the sale of meat dropped significantly and meat sales dropped sharply. After meeting with Sinclair, President Roosevelt appointed a special commission to investigate the meat packing industry in Chicago. The commission’s report confirmed what Sinclair had reported. President Roosevelt called for a law that would allow federal inspectors of to inspect and supervise the preparation of the meat food product. As result, the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 was passed. The law authorized the Department of Agriculture t regulated the industry preventing any bad or mislabeled meat from entering the U.S. market. 1 In addition, the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed in 1906. It regulated the labeling of food and drugs as well as additives. The Jungle was written during the Progressive Era. Some historians believe that the single most important turning point in the progressive movement was the assassinations of President William McKinley in 1901. Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901 after serving as Vice President Under McKinley. 1 As president, Roosevelt brought on several progressive reforms. In 1903 he persuaded Congress to establish a new cabinet-level department to increase the federal government’s control over the actions of business and to monitor labor relations. At the state…

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  • The Meat Packing Industry In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    of America and brought many changes to the meat packing industry. The thoughts of Sinclair are ever-present in this glorious novel. He demonstrates his socialist views, as well as his thoughts of “The American Dream”, and social injustices. One cannot imagine the effect of this novel on the common man as well as the effect in the lives of political leaders such as, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill(Dawson)(Simkin). Even Churchill was impressed by Sinclair’s novel, “Mr. Upton…

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  • Sclosser's The Most Dangerous Jobs By Eric Schlosser

    Union workers are more likely to have better pay checks than non-union workers, and have benefits such as, health care, retirement funds, and paid sick leave. According to UWUA (Utility Workers Union of America) union workers make about twenty percent more than non-union employees, and seventy-seven percent of union workers get pensions, while only twenty percent of non-union workers have it as well, because they don’t have the collective voice that union workers have. The UFCW (United Food and…

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  • The Jungle Urbanization

    transportation system. This event is where urbanization took place. Urbanization was fueled by the industrial revolution. Also Urbanization was the fastest organization in the northeastern United States. This acquired and urban majority by 1880 but some states in the northeastern already acquired an urban majority better then. The mid-western and western United States became urban majority by the 1910’s. As agricultural jobs became less common, American workers moved toward manufacturing…

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  • The American Dream In Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

    the corruption of American government. Sinclair opened the novel with Jurgis’ hope that capitalism would lead his family to prosperity and happiness which is the quintessential American Dream. The narrative tone though quickly exposed capitalism as adverse to American moral values. Immediately, disenchantment with the American Dream becomes evident. Jurgis and Ona’s wedding was “very solemn, for Antanas Rudkus [who] has become possessed of the idea that he has not much longer to stay with…

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  • The Jungle And The Progressive Era

    Sinclair used these events to his advantage to write a novel about. Sinclair not only wrote in depth about the meat-packing industry, but also went as far as becoming a worker himself in the industry to be able to write exactly what it was like. Sinclair spent many weeks in Packingtown to gather information to include into his novel. Sinclair used this information to expose the meat-packing plants (The Jungle and the Progressive Era). Although many Americans ate the food the plants provided,…

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  • Summary Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

    Many sections in the book, where Upton focused on the germ-ridden environment or the filthy food processes, made people question the food produced by the company. For example, one excerpt…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Detroit Red Wings

    “Good afternoon hockey fans, Im Doc Emrick beside Eddie Olczyk, we are here in Detroit Michigan at Joe Louis Arena! We have a good game coming, San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings game 7 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals”. “Yeah Doc, this has been a tough series, very physical game play by these two teams, we've seen stats we have never seen before in the cup finals, each team is averaging 60 shots on goal a game, that is insane!” “Thanks Eddie, now we go to center ice for the puck drop.” …

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  • Narrative Essay: The Philadelphia Month Road Trip Starts

    Philadelphia Flyers Road Trip Starts. The Philadelphia Flyers are entering their biggest road trip of this season, starting off in Buffalo Tuesday night followed by a trip into Canada Thursday facing a young Toronto Maple Leafs squad before heading to the Boston Gardens. If ever a road trip offered the Flyers a unique opportunity to make up ground in the wild card standings, it's this upcoming three-game road trip to Buffalo, Toronto and Boston which begins Tuesday night at the Sabres. …

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  • Cocktail Party Economics By Eveline J. Adomait And Richard G. Maranta

    Pear Assignment 1 The book Cocktail Party Economics by Eveline J. Adomait and Richard G. Maranta uses real life situations and analogies to discuss big economic ideas. These ideas help us understand the prices people have to pay for goods and services. Economic terms such as scarcity, exchange, value, opportunity cost and production allow us to understand the three larger concepts which are supply, demand and equilibrium. The quote “Life is simple, work (real), get paid (money), buy stuff…

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