It is after 100 years of progress and social reform that I am here today, honoring writings of a muckraker from the 1800’s. Thank you all for being here today at the 100th Anniversary celebration to commemorate the bold and rebellious Susan B. Anthony. While creating a revolution when it comes to women’s voting rights, she also made a huge movement when it came to the abolishment of slavery in the United States. In 1848, Susan B. Anthony became a teacher in New York, and became involved in the teacher’s union when she discovered that male teachers had a monthly salary of about $10.00, while most of the other female teachers earned around $3.00 a month.
This new law caused an increase from an estimated 300,000 to 2 million prison inmates over the course of the last two decades. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) According to Rebecca C. Hatey and Jennifer L. Eberhdt of Stanford University, California holds only 7% of African American population but 45% of California’s prison inmates are African American under the three strikes law. (Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies 2014) Michelle Alexander writes that the mass incarceration of the 1990’s created a new “racial caste system” and extreme funding for the criminal system.
While children from the ages of 5 and 6 weren’t included in the census, they still worked the same shifts as the older kids, which were 18-20 hours a day, 6 days a week. During the Progressive Era, these conditions improved dramatically for the children working, and for all the other workers as well. In 1904, a group of reformists created the National Child Labor Committee, and started lobbying to end the abuse that was child labor. Eight years later, a Children’s Bureau was established to examine all matters pertaining to the welfare of children (“Working Conditions in Factories (Issue),” 2000). President Woodrow Wilson later signed for the Tax on
The second day ranks the 10th bloodiest battle of the Civil War. There was 120 Generals at the Battle of Gettysburg which is the most generals involved in a Civil War battles . Nine out of 120 Generals died or were wounded. Little Round Top is more popular today then Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill but less important because they protected the Union
While white men worked in the oil field, domestic work was done by the African-Americans and Mexican-Americans. Not only did the oil boom create jobs, but it also significantly increased wages. In fact, when Wilsie Lee McKinney explained her decision to come to West Texas, she said this: “I could make one dollar per hour for domestic work... So if I worked ten hours that day, I had ten dollars. Ten dollars per week was a good wage back in East Texas.”
Most that can to the U.S became known as “Old Immigrants” because they shared heritage, history, language, and ancestry with those who already populated the U.S. Also in 1900’s England population started exploding so they can to America to have a better chance with a good job.
According to numbers of the UN there were around 154 million international migrants in the world in 1990 which has risen to an all-time high of 232 million international migrants in the year 2013. This proves that we as humans are constantly on the move. Nowadays it is argued if immigration has a positive influence on the economy in countries all over the world and that immigrants contribute something to the economy of a country. The question: should we consider immigration as a positive influence on the global economy, is raised.
In 1800s, the population grow slowly but the count achieved the 1 billion population mark. As the Industrial Revolution approach, the population grows faster because of higher wages, more food production, tapped water, better sanitation and medical progress. After another century, 1900, the year the population
Transcontinental Railroad The largest single construction project ever undertaken within the country left approximately eighty thousand people dead, weighing in as the fifth deadliest construction project in the world. The Transcontinental Railroad shortened the distance traveled from the east coast to the west coast from months in a horse drawn wagon to only eight days by train. On July 1,1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Pacific Railroad Act. Asa Whitney, a New York businessmen tried for this project as early as the 1840’s, however, the 1850’s was the year that the United States Army Corps of Engineers was granted permission to survey the routes.
England’s production of iron many went to the construction of railroads, the first commercial stretch in 1830, and within twenty years there was seven thousand miles of tracks. Population nearly doubled in England despite immigration, because agricultural production increase, and medical improvements. Some people believed that these improvements meaning that humans were in harmony with the universe; however the economy was unequipped to handle the increase in population. In 1817 people were only payed enough for them to survive to decrease the chance of over population, but this leaded to the Potato Famine of 1845, killing one million people. People would work anywhere that they could find a job, for sixteen hours a day, six days a week just to survive.
Between 1865 and 1900, immigration, government action, and technology impacted the social, cultural, and economic realms of the American Industrial worker. Immigration increased greatly to America because the industry was booming, and news of this new, industrial America was spreading throughout Europe. The government took actions to help the average industrial worker, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Hatch Act. Technology affected the industrial worker through inventions, reinvented landscapes, and convenience.
James A. Garfield is elected president in 1880. He is then shot in 1881 but does not die until two months later. Then his Vice President Chester Arthur becomes president. In 1881 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. The OK corral battle takes place in 1881.
A Union is based on a variety of workers that are organized to use their opinion and strength in their workplace. Through a union, workers have the right to express their opinion that would influence their wages, work hours, benefits, health and safety. These jobs gives employee’s the proper training and all other work related issues that impact their employment. Workers of all ages have the right according to the U.S. law to join a Union. Securing fairness, equality, and respect in the workplace which makes the employees organize.
Every year, on the first Monday of September, workers around the nation take the day off and relax. The origins go back to New York, 1882. However, the Pullman strike of 1894 was one of the most significant events that led to Labor Day being a national holiday. When railroad workers went enraged by the poor treatment from their boss, George Mortimer Pullman, they protested against their boss. He required his men to live in what was known as Pullman city, and he would not provide basic utilities.