The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago. Firefighters, who had fought a large fire the day prior, were first sent to the wrong address. Later they heard shouts of fire and were able to find the correct location. But because they were not able to get to the right place sooner they lost very valuable time which
People may also think he made a bad decision because he did die with a broken back and multiple 3-degree burns on his face, arms, and neck. Johnny
The relief efforts tried to save as many people as they could. Yet, most of the emergency planning failing. The people that were rescued were mostly put in the Superdome for safety. The destruction that was made was terrible. People had to tear apart house since the water destroyed to inside.
“Gat, Mirren, and Johnny perished in a house fire thought to be an accident and Cadence didn’t notice the fire” ( Lockhart page 201). This is Harris version of the story he tells people about what happened. After we learn about what happened with Cadence and all the accidents and we learn that some things with her and the liars are not really happening because they are really dead from the
This was the first time Piggy’s glasses were taken, to start the original fire. The boys should never have taken Piggy’s glasses off his face without his permission. When Piggy’s head was struck by Jack and his glasses fell and shattered on one side it kind of hindered Piggy in a way (71). He would have to switch his glasses around so his other eye could adjust and see, which would result in him slowing down and not being able to concentrate. Piggy’s glasses were mistreated because they they fell into the wrong hands, the person that took them didn’t want them until someone else needed them, which shows that society will do anything to shut someone else down.
Most of the victims died due to lack of safety. If there were more fire escapes and more fire exits than there would not be have been as many casualties, or there would been no casualties. The lock doors also played a major role on the casualties. This changed a lot in New York with the factories, there were many regulations and new rules.
The snow tumbled down, putting out his fire (London 85). The main character, again, was not circumspect of his surroundings. Lastly, the main character was thrown into panic, creating him to make wrong decisions. He planned to run to camp. This plan had one flaw; he lacked endurance (London 90).
Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a disaster. The author Jim Murphy gives us plenty of reasons why the city was ready to burn for example, There had been a long lasting drought for several months therefore it was very dry, and the town was basically made of wood and could ignite any time it wanted to. Also to made it even worse the roofs on buildings were made of tar,and there were several buildings were filled with tons of hay and coal literally.
Many houses and lives were destroyed on this day in Pompeii. To begin, Mount Vesuvius was a major factor in the destruction in Pompeii. The effect of this eruption was hot ash raining down on the city of Pompeii. It was also the destruction of many peoples’ lives, houses, and the city of Pompeii. Next,
There house was perfect when they got home because they put boards on the windows. Not very many people survived hurricane Tera it was a tragic event in the history of the United States. This was the worst event to ever take place on American soil. If you hear about a hurricane you should evacuate as quick as you can because you never know how bad the hurricane will be or if it will kill you. If I would have known about the hurricane earlier I could have helped save people and I could have put boards over all
People were dead, in the most horrific of ways, on the street, in front of everyone. The people of the state and eventually the nation could no longer ignore the consequences of dismissing real dangers to others and their own responsibility to enact change in order to prevent further loss of life. The fire instilled a perhaps ashamed, but very real sense of unity within previously divided groups. According to a historian one active suffragist touted the idea that “…people deserve as much protection as property; and while some working-class persons may not have previously been recognized as worthy of protection, their tragic deaths have helped us see them as deserving” (Pool, 2012, p. 203). The creation of the New York Factory Investigating Commission initiated rapid, and effective steps towards real changes, resulting in reformation to existing labor laws, and new, safer working conditions for
During the Progressive Era (1890’s - 1920’s) there were political reforms and social activism in the United States of America. These acts of social activism and political reformation were to fix issues in urban areas, fix issues in the garment industry, and to make a changes so tragedies (like the Triangle Fire) don’t happen again. The triangle fire serves as a microcosm for the progressive era because they both needed reformation but action was not taken until things became extreme. Right before the Progressive era, America was full of living condition issues, political leader problems, and issues among the people. A serious urban issue included “Laws regulating factories were worthless if not enforced, a truth horribly demonstrated a
Chicago TheTo City Ready to Burn In 1871, Chicago witnessed a horrible disaster. It was a city ready to burn to flames. In the book, The Great Fire by Jim Murphy clearly shows just how easy it was for Chicago to catch fire. He also shows enough evidence to why the city was ready to burn. Back in those days everything was made out of wood.
During the September 11 hijackings, the worst terror attack on American soil, hundreds of lives were lost due to lack of fundamental communications between officials. 9/11 was the largest act of terror committed on American soil in which 23 radical Muslims hijacked four planes. Two planes were flown into the North and South Tower, one into the Pentagon and one drove down into a Pennsylvania field. Many argue that if there were better communication systems that were put into place that many more lives could have been saved.. According to the Associated Press, “Sept. 11 was a convergence of the worst possible problems in communication technology—a jammed commercial network made cell phone use impossible” (Sharp).
The Great Chicago Fore changed construction of buildings forever. It was the fastest growing city in the United States and it had been built with wood. The fire burned two-thirds of the city and wiped out the north side. Approximately 300 people died and millions of dollars worth of property was destroyed. Chicago was reconstructed, but with much more thought of fire resistant homes and