If the Chicago Fire didn’t happen we probably wouldn’t be doing what we are doing right now. The Chicago Fire Burned for 2 days October 8 to October 10, and it destroyed 18,000 buildings. The Chicago fire killed 300 people and leaving 100,000 people homeless. To fix all the damage it cost $200 million.
The fire destroyed an area of four miles long and one mile wide. Roughly one third of the city lay in ruins, 17,450 building burnt to a crisp. We learned a great number of things from the Great Chicago fire. We learned not to make whole cities out of wood or build buildings so close together.
Poor housing conditions are linked with a broad scope of health conditions, including respiratory infections, asthma, lead intoxication, injuries, and mental wellness. For this reason, in (Krieger & Higgins, 2002) expresses that each year in the United States, there are 2900 people die in house fires, 3 000 000 people make emergency room visits for asthma. 1 000 000 young children who have blood lead levels high enough to adversely affect their intelligence, behavior, and their evolution. On the other hand, developing affordable housing creates jobs – both during contractions and through new consumer spending after the houses have been filled.
Just earlier this very year, there was a horrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where 146 workers perished. Some died from the fire and others from jumping from the windows in order to escape it. Triangle Shirtwaist has brought the plight of these poor workers to the forefront as the public takes notice of the lack of safety measures in place at not just this factory, but many similar workplaces, and demands that something be done to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. I believe one of the first steps to creating a safer workplace is having government regulations in place that prevent the mistreatment of workers and ensure that employees can escape in case of emergency. The regulations themselves should not be just broad, but address the many issues that workers face in order to give the workers the safest and healthiest working environment possible.
As Lena Younger, Walter mother also feels that blacks are being discriminated against, as they are almost being forced to live in the slums, do the price of houses for blacks out of the slums is so high that many families or people are unable to afford it within their life time. This is seen within the play when Lena says “them houses they put up for colored areas way out all seem to cost twice as much as other houses. I did the best I could” (2.i). Mama is showing how difficult it is for African Americans to move into a house as they are unable to move up no matter how hard they try, due racist laws set up by the whites make it difficult for them to leave the slums. As the laws are being set up to make it as difficult as possible for African American to leave the slums and enter the
Causes and Consequences of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire, killing nearly one hundred and fifty workers. It has since been referred to as the “worst workplace disaster in New York City history until 9/11.” The corruption of Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, Triangle owners, and Tammany Hall permitted the horrendous working conditions in the factory which ultimately caused the Triangle fire and consequent one hundred and forty-six deaths.
Pd.2 Compare and Contrast Yellow Fever Doctors In Philadelphia in 1793, a disease that filled the whole town with terror broke out and struck the world, yellow fever. The disease spread rapidly and killed an estimated 2,000-5,000 people. Long ago, the best doctors in America lived in Philadelphia during this epidemic disease. They studied yellow fever as best as they could with their prior knowledge from previous diseases.
A massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 leaving many broken buildings, forcing Heidi citizens to live with relatives or in tents. These living conditions are so bad that widespread disease such as malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids spread through the community. In 2010 after the earthquake a mass outbreak of cholera also affected this country, killing more than 10, 000 people in a year and a half, this is recorded as one of the worlds biggest cholera outbreaks.
The Great Chicago Fire was an significant event that took place in Chicago, Illinois in 1871. The fire burned more than $200 million dollars worth of property was destroyed along with the death of 300 people, and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. The Great Chicago Fire is believed to be caused by a cow knocking over an oil lamp. Though it is not proven the chances of that happening are very great.
These actions proved effective, and it appeared that the Great Lakes station was through the worst of the epidemic. Officers announced that the rate of newly identified cases was decreasing by 10% every day. The city interpreted these calm reports to mean the city was not at great risk, and was lulled into a false sense of security (ROBERTSON: A REPORT ON AN EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA IN THE CITY OF CHI). On September 21, however, Chicago experienced the first significant rise in the death rate from influenza and pneumonia. The city of 2.7 million people sat vulnerable and unprotected.
But, the effects left on its residents were even bigger. The city was completely destroyed, and costed the city over two-hundred million dollars to fix. But, even though the city was destroyed it could be replaced, but the lives lost could not. An estimated three-hundred people died in that fire. The effects left on the families that lost a loved one was greater than the loss of their homes.
An estimated 30%-45% of London’s population died during the Black Plague. 30% is more than how many British soldiers died in WW1. The first and worst wave of the Plague ended in 1350. There are still some cases of the Plague showing up in European countries. The Black Death, over a span of five years, killed 25 million people and it was almost impossible to survive.
The actual living conditions of most residential schools were not suitable for human beings. In a number of the institutions, the mortality rate from diseases such as small pox or tuberculosis was over 50 percent. (Cbwc.ca, 2016, p. 1) The rapid spread of diseases was promoted by the severe overcrowding in residential schools. (Cbwc.ca, 2016, p. 1)
In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s reformers in the United States were trying different methods to advance the country. The reformers had different goals such as earning women suffrage and assisting the poor. The reformers had their methods to help bring about change in society. Reformers had different goals and methods to help change the society.
Authors Jacob Riis and James Agee are widely known for their ability to create a vision of the life experiences of impoverished people in specific times and areas in United States history. One of the most common situations poor people find themselves in is working under the control of a landowner or landlord. Chapter twelve of Jacob Riis’ How the Other Half Lives and James Agee’s Cotton Tenants both describe in detail the lives of poor working families who lives are heavily influenced by who they work for. There are similarities and difference in the way in which these authors depict poverty as they develop their understanding of the connection of the lives of poor working individuals in the Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the United