President Theodore Roosevelt: Leader Of Progressivism

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Alauna Christian
GTA Joshua Mika
History 102
21 September 2015
The Modern Sinclair President Theodore Roosevelt, a paramount leader of progressivism, accomplished a lot of influential changes in the early 1900s, for America. One of the most significant domestic programs he pursued was the Square Deal. Roosevelt’s Square Deal consisted of three rudimentary ideas: control of corporations, conservation of natural resources, and consumer protection. The majority of his ideas on the Square Deal, reformed America tremendously in relation to progressivism. The idea of consumer protection focused on food specifically which led to the Pure Food and Drug Act to be produced. Despite Roosevelts efforts to bring reform to food industries, problems still
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Sinclair follows each of the main jobs within the production line to expose the specific effects on their bodies by using literary terms. “There were the wool-pluckers...the pluckers had to pull out this wool with their bare hands till the acid had eaten their fingers off” (Sinclair 1). Sinclair shows personification within this statement to represent the strength of the acid and how it impacted the workers. The acid was so strong, it began to dehumanize the workers fingers, making it almost impossible for them to do their job for longer than a few years. “There were the “hoisters,”…at every few feet they would have to stoop under a beam; which got them into the habit of stomping…they would be walking like chimpanzees” (Sinclair 2). He uses a simile to give another visual representation to his audience of the hardships the workers went…show more content…
Although, since each author has a different motive they expose the topic in different ways. Sinclair give more visual representation through his descriptions because he wants the work conditions to be enforced within in the audiences’ mind. This is centrally his strongest argument, therefore he compares the workers to relatable images to better present a significance of the immigrant workers in the meat factories. On the other hand, Schlosser’s motive does not lie within improving better working conditions, but it is a party of his idea surrounding the slaughterhouses in general. Therefore, he provides the audience with quick and credible data on the workers and their injuries. Schlosser gives the audience the chance to create an opinion for themselves by laying out the facts, while still remaining on
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