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    workers with high wages. However, this system was efficient due to the reasoning that his workers must be able to afford the goods turned out by American factories. Seventeenth Amendment- The Progressive Era was a time of many changes in the political process. Democracy improved due to the Seventeenth Amendment, by creating a adoption of the popular election of judges and primary election among political parties on a large scale. The Seventeenth Amendment was a progressive reform…

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    She spoke and wrote in support of women’s rights and other liberal causes. She strongly backed the United States’ entry into World War II in 1940 although she was an advocate for peace. Her strong belief in peace was one of the reasons why she became a huge supporter of socialist politics. She had very strong opinions on politics and social issues. She spoke out about women’s suffrage, pacifism, and birth control. Originally, the media was very nice and supportive of Helen Keller. They loved her…

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    history textbooks tends to emphasize more on the successful ones. For most students, Hellen Keller was known as the lady that fought through his disabilities and a human rights activists, but that was only parts of her life. The adult life of Hellen Keller was not as inspiring as her childhood, therefore it is often not mentioned in textbooks. James W. Loewen wrote, “A few know that Keller graduated from college. But about what happened next, about the whole of her adult life, they are…

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    Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle intends to expose the hardships and corruptions that occurred in America during the early 1900’s in industrial cities such as Chicago. Sinclair does this by creating fictional characters to represent the average working family in this time period, such as Jurgis Rudkus and his family, who are the main characters in the novel. Jurgis and his family experience many injustices after traveling from Lithuania to America and Sinclair uses these experiences to reveal…

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    Louisa Thomas’ book Conscience detailing the lives of her relatives leading up to and during World War I is a tale which reveals the effects that war and a changing era have on faith, loyalty, and a person’s conscience. While the plot is told in relation to the life of Norman Thomas, a man who began the war as a minister and ended it as a socialist and pacifist, the other characters are integral in relaying the central themes. Throughout the book, the reader can follow Norman Thomas’ changing…

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    Unfortunately, Sanders wants to use it in a way that will cripple America and remove the title of “World Power”. The cons of socialism outweigh the pros and it will lead America to inevitable doom. Socialism is an interesting concept; one which many other countries have implemented into their government throughout the world. Socialists believe that the economy and society of their countries should be ran more openly while at the same time becoming more isolated with foreign. This would…

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    portion of this money was spent on propaganda in the form of posters and leaflets to picture books and was carried out through editorials, radio and press outlets, and news articles (same source). This was not the first time the United States had taken great lengths to ensure that Allende was not elected president, according to the (Declassified report) in the 1964 election “The Central Intelligence Agency spent more than $2.6 million in support of the election of Christian Democratic…

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    “For socialists who believe that the working class must organize itself to take power from the capitalists, unions have provided a necessary central focus. Socialists have been active, often essentially so, in the early stages of union organization in the United States” (Weinstein). Unions organized together everyone who was discontented, and socialism played into this and appealed to the labor unions, gaining supporters through this. During the early 1900’s many worker strikes swept across the…

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    The Jungle written by American author, Upton Sinclair portrays a life of immigrants in 1906 Chicago. The work, a “muckraking” account of unsanitary conditions that were placed in Chicago stockyards quickly established itself in industrial capitalism and became one of the most groundbreaking novels of the age. The Jungle was written in such a devastating time period, when Theodore Roosevelt became President in 1901, and America was deeply divided by extreme wealth and poverty. The rapid…

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    In the early 1900’s, many immigrants moved to America with hopes that they could live freely and work to have a better life. The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, is about a Lithuanian family who worked in the Chicago Stockyards and discovered the true horrors of working in the meatpacking plants. The theme in Upton Sinclair’s book, The Jungle, reveals how much damage capitalism caused and the effect that capitalism had on people. As the main character goes throughout life, he is constantly…

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