In chapter 10 Howard Zinn talks about the civil war, the disadvantages and advantages between the poor and rich. The poor have always been the bait in America, due to the lack of money and power. When war is in progress, most of the time the poor are demanded to go to war because the wealthy groups have the money and power to escape from death. “ To give people a choice between two different parties and allow them, in a period of rebellion, to choose the slightly more democratic one was an ingenious mode of control. Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200).
Andrew Carnegie was a great business man by the end of his life but there are some minor details of his earlier life that show his cons. The purpose of Carnegie Steel made it possible for the east and west to unite in the construction of more railroads and transportation of goods. During that time he led his workers into intense labor and decreased pay which encouraged them to stand up for themselves to a strike that ended in many fatalities. Although these corrupt actions were made during Carnegie’s life in the end he realized it was wrong and did philanthropic deeds; for instance he sold his business and gave his wealth away to libraries and charitable organizations. Andrew Carnegie made mass impact to the United States through vertical integration, implementing new technology to industry like the Bessemer process and later in life giving his wealth to the
Fredrick Douglas and Benjamin Franklin are both one of the most famous successful in American history. They both followed a certain milestone to make them successful. Even though they are considered hard workers, they both have different obstacles and different views in their lifestyle. Fredrick Douglas used to be a slave who was a fugitive and Benjamin Franklin was young white man who had a rough time with his parent because his parents are very abusive to him. By comparing the difference and similarities by these two great people in American history even though they had their rough times, that does not stop them from their success.
Carnegie was just a middle class boy. He made his capital by taking opportunities that were given to him. Andrew Carnegie proved more than a few times that he really is the most powerful and influential man of the twentieth century. The progress he made in the steel industry helped shoot up the United States in the Industrial Revolution, and provides the necessary steel for railways and many other steel structures, which are necessary for everyday life then and now. His position against long hours working day, low wages and poor working conditions have opened my eyes to how workers should be treated.
Mary Slessor has saved hundreds of neglected human beings, both physically and spiritually, whom very few others cared about. Mary Slessor was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1848, were she was the second child out of seven in a poor family with an alcoholic father who couldn't keep a job (Hickman 1). By elevan, Mary and her family had moved to the slums of Dundee, Scotland where all nine of them lived in a one roomed house (Benge 15). That same year, Mary started working ten hours a day in the harsh heat of a mill providing the primary source of income for her whole family (Hickman 1). At fourteen, she was working twelve hours a day.
My job is at Chick Fil a, moving nuggets down a shoot. I get paid 15 dollars an hour, only because I have worked there for 20 years. I have to walk a mile to work every morning because I do not have a car, and the brand new bike sitting in the middle of the road was just too tempting. I took it, and peddled to work. Little did I know that the owner was a shy, ruthless, quiet ten year old with a grudge.
For all nine of us to be on a plant based diet is impossible. We all consumed fast foods almost every second of the day. Last week my family spent almost fifty dollars at McDonald's. Each one of us have a large meal. Even down to the baby have a happy meal.
They all lived very close together and neighbors might have even shared outdoor water pumps and toilets. The houses they lived were dilapidated and unsanitary. They barely had enough to eat and when they did, they would eat meat only twice a week. The poorest of the poor would be spotted shopping for the scraps that the butchering businesses didn’t want. Education was only received when children attended Sunday school, and only ⅔ of the children included in the working class population even attended that.
Everyday life left us little time to spend together. My dad only had weekends off so I barely saw him during the weekdays. At the lake, we did many things as a family. As soon as we arrived, everyone would scatter. My parents would open the storm shutters that covered our windows
During the Industrial Revolution big businesses took places of small workshops, increasing to quantity but not quality. This made many people lose their jobs, and now there was only one place to work the factories. Ahead of these factories were big business owners, some born into money others worked their way up to it like Andrew Carnegie. Work at these factories became unsafe and the pay was bad, they could only blame one person and that was the owners. People of this time saw these business owners as either villain or hero, witch side of the scale do Andrew Carnegie falls on?
As history has shown us, this topic has been debated for many years. The pros and cons of welfare benefits also come into play as those benefits are many times right in line with the benefits received from working full time at minimum wage. As long as businesses need low paying workers and workers strive for a better life, lobbyists and politicians will continue to fight for both sides of this
Agricultural teaching jobs go unfilled each year due to a lack of qualified teachers. The NAAE speculates there to be about 8,200 high school and middle school agricultural education programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Yet, each year programs close because there aren’t enough teachers. According to the Ray Nash, an ag teacher in Mississippi, “Ag teachers never have the same day twice.” They often attribute to working during the summer (“Consider a Career In Agriculture Education - FFA New Horizons.”). County fairs, FFA events, and other agriculturally related gatherings are things that they get to be apart of.
Life at the Missions- Native American at the mission was from Ohlone Indians tribe. Only thirty-three Indians were living at the mission at the end of the first year. The men hunted for food and planted crops. The women wove basket and blanket with their children. The children wove basket with their mothers and did help in chores , but they never had a free time.
This aspect made me wonder what the value of going to college is. I am in college myself I have worked at grocery stores and restaurants not making much money at all. My husband who dropped out of college is a carpenter he owns his own business making far more money than I do and will continue until I get my degree. He worked his way up the ladder starting at the bottom working under other individuals until he went out on his own. He is self-employed meaning if he does not go out and find jobs to make money the bills do not get paid.