How Did Upton Sinclair Protect The Meat Packing Industry

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Upton Sinclair was part of the group of people who wanted to improve the meat packing industry. He started to protest after going to investigate the Chicago Packingtown strike. Upton’s investigation led him to find that there were poor working conditions, and poor sanitation in the factory. There was diseased and rotten meat, and later, it was found that there was chemicals that are harmful to humans put into the meat. Also, it was found that many products were mislabeled. Sinclair thought that if one meat packing industry had all of those poor conditions, a lot of other meat packing industries did too, so he knew he had to do something about it. In 1906, Upton Sinclair got his novel called The Jungle published. The novel exposed the unsanitary conditions in the meat packing industry. His novel became so popular …show more content…

Muir liked that Yellowstone National Park was created to protect the wildlife, and he wanted to help create more. In 1890, he helped create Yosemite National Park. He then helped established Sequoia, Mount Rainier, Petrified Forest, and Grand Canyon National Park. John’s book Our National Parks, a book showing what the national parks are like, and his ideas inspired Theodore Roosevelt to make conservation programs. One of his programs set aside two hundred-thirty million acres of land to mostly be preserved. Roosevelt did not agree with Muir that all of the land should be closed off for wildlife because of the resources. Eighty million acres of that land was planned to be used for resources, and the rest is national forest. Most of the resources being preserved were trees, and trees are mainly used to build homes. Some forests were preserved while others were harvested of trees. Then, when the forest would have low amounts of trees, the preserved forest and the harvested forest will switch roles. All of the national parks and conservation programs are still used

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