It recounts the screams of burning workers, while onlookers watched as they jump to their death. The firemen used safety nets to save the workers jumping to their death, but the nets broke. The firemen used hose, but it could only reach the 6th floor. Firemen tried to use ladders to save the girls but it could only reach the 7th floor: “They saw the last ladder lifted and pushed into place. They saw that it reached only the seventh floor” (The New York World, 75).
In Albert Marrin’s excerpt, Flesh and Blood So Cheap, the Triangle Fire was a real tragedy of 146 people (mostly immigrant women) who died from jumping off the factory building, burning, or suffocating from the fire in the building. In this excerpt, Marrin uses explicit and implicit meanings to express that this tragedy was started by the little value of human life and lack of safety standards. For instance, sweatshop conditions were dangerous for workers in the early 1900s. As well as terrible conditions, no one was prepared whatsoever for this disastrous fire to happen. Even the firefighters were not organized or ready either!
The Progressive era became an iconic time that would not exist if the U.S. was not a democracy. Individuals became empowered to change after seeing all the problems that industrialization created. Progressive era reformers in the late 19th to the early 20th century believed in constructing a new order to improve American welfare. During the progressive movement many progressives such as Robert F. La Follete and Jane Addams sought to generate reform for fairness and to enhance moral values. As a civic duty, progressives such as W.E.B Du Bois fought against the racial injustice in America as well as establish a new order to create a more virtuous society.
(115 Lockhart). After this cadence starts to remember more about the fire. Like that the dogs died in the fire. Adventrally Cadence remembers that all of the liars died in the fire and her injury just made it seem like they are still alive. The book states “And here, I have killed them, I have killed them… kill them.
The Progressive reformers were a group a people who sought to improve the overall standing of the United States through reformation. The Progressive group was made up of mostly college educated, middle class people born in the United States. Due to the middle class being such a big group of people, not all the Progressive reformers believed in the same issues. The main belief of the Progressive reformers was that the foundation for this group was that they all believed that the government must be involved with trying to solve the issues within American Society.
Burning books is just like burning our buildings and our cities because they will both end in chaos. In Fahrenheit 451 there is no true happiness because people just do what they are told and they don’t think for themselves. Ray Bradbury in his novel, Fahrenheit 451 uses setting to show humanity and technology and how it’s similar and different to our world. In Fahrenheit 451 suicide happens so often that people don’t really care they just come and replace their blood and then they leave.
I was flabbergasted when Riis was talking to a police officer after taking one of his pictures and causing a fire to start in the tenement: the officer said, “Why don’t you know that’s the Dirty Spoon? It caught fire six times last winter, but it wouldn’t burn. The dirt was so thick on the walls it smothered the fire” (pg. 211). I cannot imagine the filth these poor people were living in for fire to be extinguished by only dirt from the flammable walls, especially since buildings had very few, if any, codes to be met during this time. I was also intrigued when the author mentioned that “[Riis’] stories may have been vivid, but apparently not vivid enough to shock anyone to action [before he started photographing]” (pg. 206).
I predict Scout and Jem will not meet Boo Radley because he is locked up and they are afraid of him. The first reason that Scout and Jem will not meet Boo is because all the doors and windows of the house are closed up. This helps prove that Boo is locked up because no one in town leaves their doors and windows closed up because everyone knows everyone and there are few secrets in Maycomb. If the doors and windows are locked up it shows that no one is living there. Another reason Boo is locked up because he stabbed his dad in the leg.
The “Progressive Movement was an early-20th century reform movement seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunity, and to correct injustices in American life.” (Danzer R54). The Progressive Era marked the end of the “Gilded Ages” and a start of a new era. The Progressive Era started in 1901 in the United States (Fagnilli 26). There were many major reforms in the Progressive Era that altered and advanced American society.
What happened on March 25th 1911 was a terrible tragedy at Triangle Waist building. A fire was started by a match a worker had that spread into a very flammable waste material. Even though all fires start the same size, this one spread rapidly so water pails couldn’t put it out. They tried the hose, but no water came out. There was 123 woman and 23 men that died that day, because of the tragedy.
The Chicago Fire Commissioner said that the main reason for the loss of life was the late alarm, however, NFPA blamed the deaths on insufficient exit capacity for the over-crowded school, and inadequate fire alarms and detectors, along with lack of fire drills. After the fire, the Fire Commissioner pushed to require sprinklers and fire alarms in all public buildings. Shortly after, it was amended and changed the city’s building codes. Fire alarms, alarm boxes, and fire drills, which were to be witnessed by the fire service, were also added.
The water hose, too, did not operate as accordance with the fire laws already in place. The hose did not work at all. Similarly, fireproof doors and sprinklers would have contained and protected the workers. The Asch Building was “fireproof”, but the furnishings had not been. The flammable material, cotton, caused the fire to spread quicker than if another material had caught fire; proper containment and storage of such combustible fabric would have prevented such widespread
As stated in the article titled “Crowds Gather”, “ A number of boys started up the stairway in the tower of the church in an effort to reach the roof, but on reaching the second story were checked by heat and stifling smoke” This just goes to prove how there was no saving the church, due to the fact that the fire is on the roof, and it cannot be reached. When the firemen realized that there was no saving the church the firemen began focusing on other buildings, such as the Y.M.C.A, and other surrounding houses. As the Mt. Pleasant Newspaper article states, “Had it not been for the efforts of the neighbors and willing workers several homes might have been totally destroyed” (Other Buildings In Danger). This quote proves that if the neighbors would not have jumped in and helped out, houses would have been lost. Since the fire had nowhere else to go other than the church and bowling alley, it died out.
Another thing is that if they inspect better they can fire the people that are just spitting and dropping the food. The employees would have to pee in the corner of the Room and they would have no paper and no soap to wash their Hands. When I give them the money the food safety inspectors can buy better equipment to search the food better. Child labor is getting your $300,000 because children are going to work instead of school because their families don 't have enough money. Children have to work in dangerous jobs to get money.