The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 was a major conflict that began in Chicago Illinois because of racial tension between black and whites because of cultural differences. The Chicago race riots is also referred to as the “Red Summer” because of all the bloodshed that took place the summer after World war 1. The race riots began on July 27th, 1919 and ended August 3rd, 1919. On the first day of the riots thirty eight people died, 23 were black, 15 were white and 537 people. The race riots are a part of Chicago’s history that had a major affect on racial, political and social problems.
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. The fire was tremendously devastating to the citizens of Chicago.
This event led to the greatest threat to Nero’s reign, which began on July 18th, and lasted at least for six days. The fire started at the southeastern end of the Circus Maximus in trading areas, which sold flammable goods. Three of fourteen Roman districts were entirely destroyed and others were severely damaged. Hundreds of people died and many thousands were left homeless. The cost to rebuild Rome was immense.
This quote gave me a better understanding of Chicago around the time this book took place. The Chicago World’s Fair had created a sense of pride for its citizens. The White City, represents a time of prosperity and great opportunity of economic growth, along with the positive changes for women 's rights. Black City took over once the elegance of the world 's fair had vanished. Many lost their jobs and Chicago entered into a great depression.
The summer of 1871 was the time of the year in Chicago where it was very hot and dry making the wooden city vulnerable. Then one day, a fire broke out in Chicago which caused a lot of commotion and terror in the city and more. In this essay, I will talk about how the fire started, how the firefighters handled the fire, and the aftermath of the fire. On the evening of October 8, 1871, all of this fire spread through Chicago, but there has to be a start to all of this. The fire started around a barn belonging to the family of Patrick and Catherine O’leary.
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost. Carnegie company was one of the richest ever and it couldn’t afford to give poor men and women a small pay raise. Also, they created a horrible situation by sending in the Pinkertons to do their dirty work. The amazing thing is that Frick had a huge mansion ten miles away but he still had to starve families. In conclusion, the violent labor disputes made the industrial revolution more harmful and lost unnecessary
The Fire That Sparked Change The Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911 is a day that will forever stand out in the heart of communities, families, American factory workers and employees alike. Not only did it needlessly take the lives of 144 people, mostly young women, ages 16-23, and a few men, but it called into light the dangers of poorly constructed buildings, overcrowded work spaces, and dangerous work environments. Historians, teachers, and journalists have poured over trial transcripts, newspaper articles, commission reports, and first hand accounts from either victims or analysis of what was left behind, on that fateful day knowing full well the far reaching grasp of that event. Whether first hand accounts as told by the “Commission” in the “Preliminary Report of the New York Factory Investigating Commission” (1912), recounts of information supplied to the newspapers as in the story published by the New York Times (1911), titled “141 Men and Girls Die in Waist Factory Fire, stories that covered how journalists reported on the story, Elizabeth V Burt’s (2005) “Working Women and the Triangle Fire: Press Coverage of a Tragedy or Doug Linder’s “The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial” each account has not only helped to bring reality to the existence and subsequent deaths of each and everyone of those individuals who lost their lives that fateful day, but also to the need and responsibility for the community and government alike to ensure for safer workplace regulations and stronger building codes.
Then beginning on May 9th 1934 a strong two day dust storm removed massive amounts of Great Plains top soil in one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl. The dust clouds blew all the way to Chicago where dirt fell like snow. Two days later on May 11th the same storm reached cites in the east such as Buffalo, Boston, New York City and Washington D.C. That winter red snow fell on New England. On April 14th 1935 known as Black Sunday twenty of the worst Black Blizzards occurred throughout the Dust Bowl, causing extensive damage and turning the day to night. It was so bad that people could not see five feet in front of them at certain points.
In minutes, half of the city was destroyed. According to U.S. estimated, 60,000 to 70,000 people were killed by the bomb, 140,000 were injured many more were made homeless as a result of the bomb and some of them were missing. A very dangerous radiation reached over 100,000 kilometers. In the blast, thousands of people died instantly. The city is completely destroyed, there are 90,000 buildings and 60,000 of them were completely destroyed by the explosion.
The Great Chicago Fire Fire is really dangerous and strong especially when put next to something that can catch on fire. On October 8 to October 10, in 1871, a big fire happen in Chicago that really took a toll in Chicago.The fire last around 2 to 3 days leaving Chicago in flames and thick black smoke ( Billings,et al. PG 146-147 ). Most likely the dry weather and the buildings that was mostly made out of wood started the fire. Since most of the buildings was made out of wood the fire burned it easily and spreaded quick.
What started as a small barn fire turned into a major catastrophe for the citizens of the city of Chicago. The fire burned rapidly and destroyed over two-thirds of the city. The city officials and residents were left with multiple questions in the aftermath of the ashes. Despite the devastation, the citizens of this great city vowed, "Chicago shall rise
The Republican National Convention was held in Chicago in 1860, Illinois legislator Abraham Lincoln won the nomination. On October 8th, 1871 a huge fire destroyed 1/3 of Chicago and left at least about 100,000 homeless. The cause of the fire still remains unknown, but what helped fuel the
Millions of firefighters and policeman have sought out answers for the brutal fire located in Centralia Pennsylvania. In 1962 a coal mine exploded in a rural town called centralia. Centralia is a large Irish immigrant town that has experienced a sweltering fire that has spread under the city 's streets. This resulted in people losing their homes and having to leave the city. The fire is still burning slower than 50 years ago but is still causing problems for Centralia.
One of the most terrifying and stressful moments of human life would emerge in Europe during the 14th century. Nobody expected nor prepared to deal with such a pandemic, the Black Death. From 1347 to 1351, Europe was not the only one that survived that disaster, but also Asia and the Middle East were themselves affected. Socially, nothing worked like before, and people lived as if it was their last day. The Black Death exterminated the population of Europe, interrupted the progress of science and intellectual effort, as well as lead in a new age of pessimism.