Ms. Tarbell series on Standard Oil published in, “1904” would cause the government to act. “Tarbell meticulously documented the aggressive techniques Standard Oil employed to outmaneuver and, where necessary, roll over whoever got in its way. A short while later, President Theodore Roosevelt used the phrase “muckraker” (from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress) in a speech in reference to Tarbell….” (Connecticut History.org). Ms. Tarbell earned praise of President Theodore Roosevelt for exposing Standard Oil’s corrupt practices. However, according to the Connecticut Historical Society Ms. Tarbell actually hated the term “mudracker” she considered the term crude and saw herself more as an historian.
Her article, “History of Standard Oil Company, raised public awareness of Rockefeller’s ruthless monopoly. Later her efforts paid off, there was a trial for the company, Standard Oil v. U.S. in 1911. They declared the company a monopoly and broke it up. In conclusion, the Progressive Era had many problems, from corruption to unsanitary working conditions. However, from the hard work and determination of these past muckrakers reforms were made to better the situations that the Americans faced.
Childhood is an age of bliss where innocence holds oneself tightly. Tragically, American history disagrees. As industrialization started to become one of the biggest leading powers in American economy and society during the early 20th century, businesses began to hire whomever they could, including children. In July 22, 1905 in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley took an appalled but determined tone when she spoke out against child labor in an effort to give women voting rights to right this wrong. By using sound rhetorical language, diction, and rhetorical appeals such as pathos and logos, Kelley was able to create a vivid speech that reflects on the inhumane ways child labor inflicts harm on the innocence that describes childhood, as well as convince the audience that women’s suffrage is the solution to this immoral problem.
Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in 1925 as a critique of the ‘roaring twenties’ where America was dominated by capitalist values and for many there was no such thing as excess. Jay Gatsby is used as a symbol highlighting that the frivolous nature of America’s elite was transient. In Chapter 7, Gatsby makes the following statement, ‘Her voice was full of money’ about Daisy Buchanan implying that Gatsby idolises Daisy for her wealth and status. Gatsby has finally managed to pinpoint what is so elusive about Daisy’s voice, one that ‘the ear follows up and down.’ A voice that is ‘full of money’ indicates that Daisy has the tonal quality of someone that has always been well provided for. This also implies that Daisy has a love of money, which
The Great Gatsby written in, 1917, takes place in a time much different from ours. Everyone was in pursuit of happiness; an idea Thomas Jefferson promised everyone American when he signed the United States Constitution. The pursuit of happiness my friend has many shapes and forms, one of Greed and Lust for wealth and women. The rich thought they totally outclassed the "poor" and would often classicize them. In Chapter 6, Tom says, "By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas but women run around too much these days to suit me".
Jesus Parra Smith English 11-2/Period 6 8 March 2018 Road to Moral Decay “If they couldn 't be bought they wouldn 't have the job.” This is an excellent quote made in the 1920’s by Al Capone, a very corrupt mobster who was living during the time period that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his great novel, The Great Gatsby . This quote is important because it reveals how Jay Gatsby, a main character in the novel who used to be poor then gained great wealth ,but then lost all of this wealth just to get the help of a corrupt mayor to gain it back again. This shows how common government corruption in the 1920’s was. In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mayor and Mr.Gatsby are partners in a crime organization that they use to get rich. Al Capone was one of the greatest mobsters,and he deeply believed in materialism.
The Women’s Right Movement came to be due to the lack of voting rights, unfair wages, and unfair hours. They fought against the oppressive traditional social structures created in America. Their goals were to gain even voting rights for all women, to create laws to safeguard against unsafe hours and working conditions, protection against unfair wages, the end of domestic violence, the prohibition of alcohol, and the overall collapse of the oppressive social structure generated for women in
She is forced to live a life with rules, and burdens. She is not used to living a regular life like getting married and having a job. The way this story is viewed can draw a lot of criticism. If being seen through a perspective of a gender or feminist critic. The time period played a big role in her life because she was a female.
This is very important because in other to achieve gender equality, men must support the women in their education. Gender equality was a tough obstacle to break through, and without the help of so many influential women, we wouldn’t have equal gender rights today. With all this in mind, even though the Enlightenment was made of many ideas and beliefs, the most significant ones of the many were political rights, freedom of religion, economic freedom, and equality of all genders. This movement will likely result in a feud between the philosophes and those who disagree with the Enlightenment(including government). However, the ideas will go through and be adapted into society.
The late Victorian era was an oppressing time for women as they had much fewer rights than men. Their upbringing, way of dress and expectation to be submissive and domestic made their options limited for being able to make more of themselves than a housewife. Because of the Arts and Crafts movement, women who would spend their lives as shopkeepers or scullery maids were able to become artists, poets and creators. Examples of this include women within the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood such as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Siddal and Jane Morris who paved the way for other female artists to succeed after them. In addition to this point, much of this could not have been done without the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood who, despite their title, were very supportive and inclusive to female artists.
Many of the reasons the American colonies believed they were justified in their rebellion from England lay in trade and taxes. When George III inherited the throne at the end of the Seven Years’ War England’s debt had risen to 145 million pounds and his chief minister believed that the American colonies needed to help shoulder the debt. (Nash, et al., 2007., p. 134) In attempting to collect these taxes from the colonies to relieve the mounting debt Parliament passed a range of acts, which led to discontent among the colonists as many of them restricted trade, their political maneuverability and left many believing they infringed upon their “right to be taxed only by their own consent.” (Nash, et al., 2007., p. 135) The Stamp and Townshend Acts
12) Jays Treaty was named after a man named John Jay. The British were seizing US ships and Washington sent Jay over to make the British stop. However, Jay returned with a “not so perfect” treaty. The treaty accepted Britain’s right to stop neutral ships, required the US to make “full and complete compensation” to the prerevolutionary war debts, allowed Americans to submit claims for illegal seizers, and required the British to remove their troops and Indian agents from the Northwest Territory. The stopping of the neutral war ships were the most unsatisfactory because it meant that they now had a trading alliance with Britain.