Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Democratizing Twentieth Century America Homework - Due Wed, Sept 12

Read through page 332 in Zinn. Answer the following questions using complete sentences. Include a quote from the text to support your answer.

1. Discuss Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle. Why do you think he wanted more government regulation of business? Why do you think such problems were new in the Twentieth Century?

2. Discuss the relationship between banks and railroads.

3. Discuss Taylorism. How were immigrants impacted by Taylorism? Why do you think some people call typical public high schools with bells and timed periods the "factory model"?

4. What happened at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company? Why do you think this led to increased calls for regulation of business?

5. Analyze the findings of the Commission on Industrial Relations, 1914. What would you have said next if you were Weinstock?

6. How did race impact the ability of workers to organize into unions?

7. Compare the AFL with the IWW. Construct a Venn Diagram and write several sentences.

8. What is a general strike? What would that look like in New York City? Explain.


Brigitte Yoder said...

is that page a typo? i read that page and i don't think it had the answers to any of the questions

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