Discussion 1 4/1/2013 1:16:00 PM
Written text (newspapers, journals, business documents)
Material items (cabinets, clothes, dishes)
Images (photographs, artwork, advertisements)
Analyze Primary Sources
What can it tell us?
What can’t it tell us?
Read: LEP, chapter 20 Discussion 2 4/1/2013 1:16:00 PM
Where would I be in 1900s?
Angel Island or Mexico
Who were the “NEW” immigrants? Why are they coming here?
Southern and Eastern Europeans
Cheap land, job opportunities
Would they be considered American? No
Weren’t protestants or white
Didn’t assimilate right
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Story: events leading up to the fire and aftermath
Long working conditions, low wage
o you shouldn’t wait until a tragedy happens
o emotional response from viewers
o without tragic events none of the labor policies today
would’ve been possible
o preventable accident
o calling government to regulate labor
shows government corruption
what’s the proper role of government?
o Regulate banking and finance
o Food inspections
o Protect well-being physically
o Law enforcement
What should the government stay out of?
o Control the economy
o Infringe on civil liberties
o Control the media (propaganda)
o Control personal/private lives
Miscegenation Next week:
Quiz- SG 1, 2, 3
o Pick 2 out of 3