How Did Theodore Roosevelt Coerce The Meat Packing Industry

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Theodore Roosevelt read the novel The Jungle, created by Upton Sinclair. He was in horror with the insinuations of Sinclair's claims. He then chose two of his own resources to go and observe a meat packing factory. The men sent were Charles Neill and James Reynolds, Who confirmed the accounts in Sinclair's book. Teddy was going to report it to congress but chose to coerce the meat packing industry by threating them with dissemination of the report. This forced them to submit to the "Beveridge Amendment" making all meat packing facilities stamp their meat products when sent to places for consumption. House of Representatives that had strong ties with the meat packing industry strongly disliked this, so Roosevelt took it upon him self to give

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