Friday, December 21, 2012

The new American Immigrant


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Labor Unions Emerge

1. Based upon what i have read labor unions were good because they tried to get better working conditions  for all the workers. they also tried to get higher wages because they were not being paid enough to survive.

2. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was a sweatshop in which 146 seamstresses died because of the poor conditions in which they worked in and burned inside. These deaths could have been prevented if they had more things for fire safety like sprinklers fire escapes and if the conditions were not that bad.

3. Monopolists did not want unions because that would mean that they had to pay their workers more improve benefits, and improve working conditions. Union workers did not like scabs because they would do the same work as them for even less money so it did not help them.

4. Many factory and sweatshop owners disliked the vision of unions like the IWW because they were socialists and the monopolists did not like this because they wanted to be the only rich people and not share their wealth.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Are The Old Bosses Still in Charge?

1. What is the setting for the cartoon?
(A) The Senate

2. What entrance is opened and which one is closed?
(A) The entrance for the monopolists is opened and the entrance for the people is closed.

3. Who do you think the large men represented ?
(A) I think they represented special interest groups.

4. Why would the large men be in the room in the first place?
(A) The large men were in the room because they were rich and held power to create laws.

Hopelessly Bound to the Stake

1.What were the pieces of information you chose?
Workers had to work hard for long hours and got paid very little.
The workers would end up in debt with the company.
Workers would be replaced with other people who would work for less.
2.Were labor unions neccessary? Why?
Labor unions back then were neccessary because they would improve the work conditions
and wages over time. Even though at the beggining they did not seem to work.

3.Did the Government help make monopolies? How? 
The Government did help to make monopolies because they made laws with very little power to stop the rich from making monopolies. They also did not have any laws to protect the workers so they were underpaid and worked in bad and dangerous conditions.

4.How did money in politics contribute to this cartoon? How has this changed? 
Money in politics contributed to this cartoon because the rich would get the laws to be helpful to them only while the workers had to suffer in those conditions. It has changed now because workers have more rights and are protected now by laws that keep them from being overworked.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Rise of Industry & Monopolies

There are three main causes of the growth in America which was the wealth resource, Government support for business, and a growth in urban population that provided both cheap labor and markets for new products.

Trusts and monopolies during America’s early industrial age created less payment for workers, less money for Americans and more money for corporations. Corporations could break the law and nobody would do something about it. Monopolies would only work for reach people, the corporations and the people in charge of them never care about who would they hurt by their way of winning money they would only care about the profits that they would get.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Because of Electricity

Electricity has came along way.
We know that thing have change from light.
One of the good things!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Major Events before the Civil War

Around 1850, the united states was divided geographically- north and south- with the south highly dependent on farming and slavery and the north more industrialized than the south.
The country was so divided by slavery, California needed the compromise of 1850 to let new states decide slavery through popular sovereignty.  
Around this time the southern states were seriously considering secession. 
Many people from the north hated slavery so the people who hid the slaves( abolitionist) hid them in a series of underground railroads through Canada so they could be free. 
When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published people from the south thought it was an attack on them. two politicians became famous for their slavery debates which were Douglas and Lincolns and they were both against slavery but Lincoln thought that everyone should be free and Douglas didn't like it but thought that if a state wanted it that state could have slaves.
On  December 20th, 1860 the south secede and the first state was south Carolin and all the other southern states followed.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Immigration / lndustrializati​on Key Terms

A).Progressive era- This was a time when the goverment was being cleaned up
B).Muckraker- a journalist  that wrote in popular magizines to cause trouble
C).Social Gospel-  this was a movement that focused on issue of social justice
D).Social Darwinism- belief in success comes from survival of the fittest
E).Americanization- a person becoming and gaining the american values
F).Nativist- choosing people from the country interest over people from out of the country

G).Europe- Bulgaria, Crotia, Czech Republic, Hungray, Poland, Romania, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal
H).Political machine- An organization ran by someone with power
I).Andrew Carnegie-  A scottish-american that built up the steel industry
J).Horizontal/Vertical integration- this is when a business  own everything from beggining to end
K).Urban- a place with more population and technology
L).Upton Sinclair- A american author who was once a canidate for governer of california
M).Meat Inspection Act- a law that makes sure meat is made under clean condition
N).Trust/Monoply- When people that own diffrent compaines meet an change prices/ When someon own one business an owns all business realted
O).Graft- When a politican corrupts something for personal gain
P)Hull Houses-  house  that teaches people from out of this country to operate in america
Q).Jane Addams- a pioneer wokrer who created the hull house in chicago
R).Cesar Chavez- an civil right activist who co-found the national farm worker association
S).Immigration act of 1965- eliminated the quotas that restricted immigration and focused on the families of immigrants. There are many restrictions on visas to 170,000 per year, per country. 
T).Immigrattion- people moving to a country they are not from
U).Alexander Graham Bell- a scientist/engineer  that is credited for the first phone

V).George Eastman- a inventor who found the company who made film to take pictures
W).Thomas Edisoon- a inventor which is famous for the light bulb, and the motion picture camera
X).Henry Bessemer- a English engineer/inventor who is know for improving the process of making steel
Y).Reform- Improving things that are corrupt

Post Election Analysis

Partner: Chavellia McMullen

1. Cite examples of "Supreme Law of the Land"
-Legalization of Weed:

"Voters have approved marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, where this smoker celebrated the "420" holiday in Denver earlier this year. But it's still illegal, according to the feds."
"But in many ways, it's just the beginning of the battle. Marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, which overrules states' rights."

2. Cite examples of "Federal vs State Authority"

"The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will," said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, in a statement. "This is a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug, so don't break out the Cheetos or goldfish too quickly."

"The Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office released an identical statement, saying that its position on marijuana as an illegal drug is "unchanged.""
3. What was the "compromise" that helped to pass the referendum in Washington? How do you think this compromise would affect the demand for the product?

"Analysts had projected the Washington voters would approve their legalization ballot, because it proposes a heavy tax for marijuana that made the proposal attractive to budget hawks. The Washington initiative calls for a 25% tax rate imposed on the product three times"

4. Why was Oregon's referendum not passed?
"Analysts had projected that it wouldn't go through and criticized various aspects of the initiative, especially the fact that it would have handed most of the regulating power in the marijuana industry to the growers rather than independent overseers"
5. What audience do you think social media was targeted to?
I believe it is targeted to internet savvy/ computer savvy people.

6. Which candidate was most effective using social media?
Obama was most effective in my eyes because when you logged in to twitter on election day the #1 trending topic was #OBAMA2012

7. According to Jeffrey Hermes, taking a picture of your marked ballot can be used to pressure people to vote.....?
I believe this is true, but then again. It all comes down to what the person marks when they are all alone.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Diary Entry #7

Dear Diary:

                                                         Today is Dec. 4,1819 and I am dieing. If  I had to look back in my year I  would say my life was worth living because of the people I met and my children that I had and I know I will live thought there life and be someone they can be proud of. I cant believe i been living for 200 year it been so long and I'm okay with dieing because I know it my time. My prediction is that one day are world will change, homes, towns and sheets will change, people like me will have right and can vote and live in the pursuit of happiness. That my children can have knowledge of their people and I'm sad that I wont be alive to see when that happens.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Diary Entry #6

Dear Diary:


               Hey its me I been so biz that I have not had time to think about my self. Like now I have a color man as a husband and three children now and I m working in John Locked home and taking care of his family. Every day I get weaker and weaker. It doesn't even matter that I look young, because as much as I been working my true age is showing. I came in to work and John was tell me about the the Anti-Federalist​s demands in the kitchen. He said that they only a written document executed by representatives of the people of the United States as the absolute rule of action and decision for all branches and officers of the government. He also said something about the thirteen colonies witch are Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Each colony developed its own system of self government. By the year 1819 states were added to the original 13 states  Colorado, Connecticut, Dakota, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern Territories, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,Virginia,Wyoming  The last states to be added to the US were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Diary Entry #5

Dear Diary:

                                                Today has been crazy, I have so many challenges in this new world that they think is their but my people was here before them and that's not okay to me. Now that I'm in this new country, I have to deal with how  I'm going to serve and I have  to work and dress like them.  Everyday I had to go work for rick white people and clean and cook and just work my butt off after them. All can do is pray and hope for thing to get better.