The Devil In The White City had many plot lines that took place in Chicago around 1893 at the World's Fair. The first plot line focuses mainly on Daniel Burnham constructing the World's Fair with his partner John Root. It tells a story of struggle for the men, how they had such a hard time constructing the large Farris wheel, to having to open unfinished, then having trouble getting attendance up. Then the struggle is over for the two guys for a short amount of time. Not long after they gather up just enough money to pay off their debts, the Fair had to shut down, as the mayor of Chicago had been assassinated, honestly a more positive reputation for Chicago.
The holocaust took place during WWII. At this time the chancellor of Germany know as Adolf Hitler had ordered a crusade against the jewish race. In this time period over 6 million jewish people including men women and children. Families were stripped from their homes with nearly all of their possessions removed from them. After first entering the gates they weren't even allowed the cloths off their backs.
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.
The second article “Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year” talks about how dangerous the cars had become to pedestrians especially in the cities after the war,“In the first four years after World War I, more Americans died in auto accidents than had been killed during battle in Europe”(Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year).It talks about how back in the 1920s they didn 't have laws like they do today to protect prediction from the large cars on the narrow roads, because the government wasn 't catching on to how dangerous the cars had become. In “The Great Gatsby” there are several scenarios where there car prove how dangerous they are but there one scene that is perfectly fits the article. Several years after Gatsby comes back from the war and meets up with Daisy and her new husband Tom and they go into town together in separate cars. However on the way back Daisy and Gatsby drive back from town and Gatsby lets Daisy drive, with Gatsby 's bright yellow car she hits Myrtle Wilson, her husband 's mistress, it was a total accident but it was fatal to Myrtle killing her because she came running out onto the street and Daisy couldn 't stop the
Martin Luther King organized a boycott of the bus system. The Montgomery bus boycott lasted over a year, and so many people refused to ride buses that the bus companies lost a lot of money. In December 1956, the Supreme Court declared that segregated busses were unconstitutional. This was a major victory for the civil rights movement and it proved that peaceful methods could create change. Between 1957 and 1968, King worked tirelessly to promote civil rights.
The final challenge presented itself to Obama on November 24, 1982, Nairobi, Kenya, a green Chevrolet collided with a vehicle. Inside was Barack Obama Sr. the future president 's father had just passed away in a tragic car accident. At first, Obama did not take the absence of a father in the family very well. To quote him in an interview, "I didn 't have a dad in the house.
Scott Stringer issued a report calling for total removal of the commercial Bail Bonds in the city, hoping it would eventually lead to the states and the nation. In Stringer’s report is said that the city spends $100 million a year to lock up people who are too poor to make bail. This was news to one of the biggest bail bond business owner in New York. She claimed that Bail Bond businesses are small functional and integral part of the criminal justice system for New York. $10,000 bond costs $860 in New York, the lowest premium in the nation.
Black cab drivers lowered their prices to 10 cents (Price of a bus ticket) for protestors. For 13 months the boycott continued, until in June 1956 the leaders appealed to the Supreme Court and by 21st December 1956, the buses were desegregated. Significances
Hitler tried to takeover the government, but didn’t and was sentenced to 9 months (“The Rise…”). While Hitler was in jail, he wrote a book about the Nazi Party beliefs and unhuman practices (“A Teacher’s Guide…”). Hitler used violence to take control of government (Pappas 4). Germany had no faith in their government when they lost in WW1 (“The Holocaust”). In 1925, the Nazi Party had 27,000 members and in 1929, they had 108,000 members (“A Teacher’s Guide…”).
In order to enforce the embargo acts, Jefferson forced a police state to control “disobeying” citizens. In fact, the president dispatched federal troops to overawe citizens of NY. During the beginning of Jefferson’s first term; the president slashed the size of the US army and retired naval warships by fifty percent, relying on state militias (Doc. H). To add on to, Jefferson even stated “Our best reliance in peace and for the first moments of war till the regulars may relieve them; the
Thomas DiLorenzo teaches Economics at the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College in Maryland. He has written eleven books. He also
FLQ’s total disregard for human lives was evident from their most devastating attack on the Montreal stock exchange, on Feb. 13th 1969, This explosion caused massive destruction, estimated in the millions of dollars, and seriously injured 27 people. Despite such gruesome acts by the terrorist organization like FLQ, the authorities in the province of Quebec seemed powerless as they were unable to raid and make arrest of suspects unless they are granted warrants, which sometimes took months to obtain. Some people might argue that only two high profile kidnappings don’t provide
In Miami, an exchange of Interstate 95 took up 40 blocks of residential businesses and destroyed 10,000 homes and businesses (Blas). This is exactly what the Adequate Housing Act had guaranteed would not happen. The homes that were not directly destroyed by the highway decreased in value, as the constant noise and lights of the highway kept residents up at night (Blas). Many people had their front lawns seized by the government, with little to no compensation (Blas). One novelist, Homer Bigart, stated that the highways had “sent great rivers of concrete creeping like lava through residential neighborhoods and commercial areas, dislocating families, schools, churches, and
The Hunger Games is a science fiction book about a dystopian society which holds annual killing games that results in only one victor. Panem, a futuristic nation in North America, is split into 12 districts, which has their own specialties. This society is hated by the people because of the Capitol (also known as the government) not enforcing sanitation rules and the many deaths of children from ages of twelve to eighteen in the “death games.” The president of Panem is President Snow who makes decisions that would only benefit himself and the upper class. In this book, there are many examples of censorship which makes the people angry because the government is hiding it from them.