1. In 1903, African American scholar and reformer W.E.B. DuBois wrote: “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line—the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.” Looking at U.S history in the decades from 1900 to 1945, would you agree or disagree with this statement, and why?
All of these are associated with what plan to improve the country? · Civil Rights Act of 1964 · Medicare · Medicaid · Clean Air Act A) FDR’s “New Deal” B) Truman’s “Fair Deal” C) JFK’s “New Frontier” Eliminate D) Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”
Take the perspective of a European citizen of a nation not considered a world power. Explain your point of view on the alliance system including hopes or fears due to the swift changes.
Dangerous Working ConditionsAccidents in the workplace were more common in the United States than in any other industrialized nation in the world, a reality stemming from dangerous and unregulated work environments, the rapid pace of the production processes, and the lack of adequate safety training. Additionally, some employers demonstrated an unsettling lack of consideration for the safety of their employees–as evidenced by the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911. Located in the heart of New York City, the factory employed up to fifteen hundred people on the eighth and ninth floors of an old industrial building. As five hundred workers were finishing their day on a late Saturday afternoon in March 1911, a fire broke out and quickly spread among the piles of clothes and the bolts of cloth hanging over the sewing machines. The crowd of mostly women rushed to the exits to escape the inferno, but their employers had callously locked the exit doors to prevent theft and to discourage workers from taking breaks. A panic ensued, and 148 workers–again, mostly women–died in the fire or on the streets below as they jumped to avoid the flames. Below is the contemporary account of the fire published in a prominent Chicago newspaper. Read it, and proceed to the exercise.Exercise #11
Caveat Emptor translates to “Let the buyer beware.” Before the turn-of-the-century, virtually every American would have been familiar with those Latin words because they were, literally, “words to live by.” Meatpacking companies put profit before public safety, and unscrupulous salesmen peddled miracle cures-in-a-bottle, making outlandish claims and preying on the weak and sick. Progressive reformers like Upton Sinclair and Samuel Hopkins Adams helped educate the public and were largely responsible for Congressional passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which banned impure or mislabeled food and drugs, and the Meat Inspection Act, which required federal inspection of meat packing. The excerpt below comes from Sinclair’s The Jungle and is, quite possibly, the most widely read literary paragraph of the Progressive Era. In it Sinclair details the scandalously unsanitary conditions common to America’s meatpacking industry at end of the 19th Century.”It was only when the whole ham was spoiled that it came into the department of Elzbieta. Cut up by the two-thousand-revolutions-a-minute flyers, and mixed with half a ton of other meat, no odor that ever was in a ham could make any difference. There was never the least attention paid to what was cut up for sausage; there would come all the way back from Europe old sausage that had been rejected, and that was moldy and white–it would be dosed with borax and glycerine, and dumped into the hoppers, and made over again for home consumption.There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of consumption germs. There would be meat stored in great piles in rooms; and the water from leaky roofs would drip over it, and thousands of rats would race about on it. It was too dark in these storage places to see well, but a man could run his hand over these piles of meat and sweep off handfuls of the dried dung of rats. 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. This is no fairy story and no joke; the meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift out a rat even when he saw one–there were things that went into the sausage in comparison with which a poisoned rat was a tidbit.There was no place for the men to wash their hands before they ate their dinner, and so they made a practice of washing them in the water that was to be ladled into the sausage. There were the butt-ends of smoked meat, and the scraps of corned beef, and all the odds and ends of the waste of the plants, that would be dumped into old barrels in the cellar and left there. Under the system of rigid economy which the packers enforced, there were some jobs that it only paid to do once in a long time, and among these was the cleaning out of the waste barrels. Every spring they did it; and in the barrels would be dirt and rust and old nails and stale water–and cartload after cartload of it would be taken up and dumped into the hoppers with fresh meat, and sent out to the public’s breakfast.Some of it they would make into “smoked” sausage–but as the smoking took time, and was therefore expensive, they would call upon their chemistry department, and preserve it with borax and color it with gelatine to make it brown. All of their sausage came out of the same bowl, but when they came to wrap it they would stamp some of it “special,” and for this they would charge two cents more a pound.”Exercise #12
Although Italy tried to conquer this African nation in order to colonize it, Italy lost the fight to Menelik II, and that country retained its independence from European domination.
One of the most famous members of the Young Italy movement was __
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Regarding to Slavery and the Creation of the Atlantic World ,state your understanding of 1.development of Slavery in Mediterranean and Europe and Africa ,2.and nature of slave trade(Atlantic Trade)and 3.how the Atlantic System influenced the economic and industrial revolution.4.the end of Atlantic WorldIn Yourown Words!!! Do not just Copy!