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C22 Progressive Era Muckrakers
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Whose corruption did the cartoons of Thomas Nast expose?
Nast exposed the political corruption of the Tammany Hall political machine in New York City
What was the name of Jacob Rii's book and what do you think it is referring to?
Rii's book, How the Other Half Lives is about the very poor who lived i horrible conditions in cities like New York, Boston and Chicago. Many wealthy and middle class Americans had no idea people were living in conditions like this.
What effect did Rii's book have on society?
Rii's book helped pass building codes in New York City to promote health and safety like the Tenement Act of 1901.
What did Nellie Bly write about?
Nellie Bly wrote an expose uncovering how mental health patients were treated.
Who wrote The Octopus? What was it about?
Frank Norris wrote the Octopus about how the railroad companies were powerful monopolies that took advantage of people.
Who did Ida Tarbell write about
Ida Tarbell wrote a series of articles about the Standard Oil Company that exposed the ruthless tactics that Rockefeller used to eliminate his competition.
What effect did Tarbell's work have on society?
Tarbell's book helped get the US courts to declare Standard Oil a monopoly under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and it was eventually broken up.
What was The Jungle about?
The Jungle was Upton Sinclair's book on the meatpacking industry and how horrific the conditions there were and how the food the Americans were eating was unsafe.
What do you think the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act do?
These two laws ensure that the food Americans are eating is safe and that meatpacking and food processing facilities are obeying the law and keeping food clean.
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