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Historical Website #1 - Spanish American War

Historical Website #1 - Spanish American War | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

The Spanish-American War was a militarily easy conquest by the United States to eliminate the last vestiges of the Spanish colonial empire. It only Lasted for 4 months.  It was during the 1890's , near the turn of the 20th century.

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Words and Definition

1. Muckraker- the action of searching out and publicizing scandalous information about famous people in an underhanded way

-With information available through newspapers, magazines and books written by the muckraking journalists of the era, politicians recognized that American democracy was far from fully democratic.

2. Sanitation- conditions relating to public health

-Waring left the commissioner's post in 1898 and that same year was appointed by President William McKinleyto study sanitation in Cuba, which the United States captured in the Spanish-American War.

3. Ordinance- a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority

-Progressives attacked a broad range of issues, and many hundreds of local laws and ordinances were passed, changing the social and political landscape of America. 4. Aforementioned- denoting a thing or person previously mentioned

-In the political arena Progressives wanted good government at all levels, and among their more notable achievements were the aforementioned direct election of Senators and women's suffrage.

5. Phenomenon- a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen

-Evidence that the phenomenon is not dead can often be seen at checkout counters in retail establishments today.

6. Infrastructures- the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities

- The growth of city infrastructures, including public transportation, utilities and sanitation, could not be successfully managed by careless mishandling of funds or wasteful practices. 7.Jurisdiction- the official power to make legal decisions and judgments

-Progressives also maintained that governments at different levels had to learn to cooperate. Officials at the city, county, township and state level needed to agree on the locus of boundaries of overlapping areas of jurisdiction

8.Tinderbox- a thing that is readily ignited

- By 1900 America was a tinderbox.

9. Pauperized- a very poor person.

- The urban workmen are denied the right of organization for self-protection; imported pauperized labor beats down their wages; a hireling standing army, unrecognized by our laws, is established to shoot them down, and they are rapidly degenerating into European conditions. 10. Hyperbole- exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

- Even allowing for political hyperbole, the Populist claim was essentially true.

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ACA MAP

ACA MAP | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

This is a Video of a Woman named Morgan. She is a young adult with diabetes who would have lost insurance when she turned 24 if not for health reform. But now she can stay on her stepfather's insurance until she turns 26. She says this will help a lot, especially in light of her pre-existing condition. "I was worried that I wouldn't have [a job] by the time I would have to get off my parent's plan, and it was going to be hard to deal with it on my own." By the time Morgan turns 26, the new law will be fully implemented and she will have more health insurance options.

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Sanitation in the Progressive Age by Camille Avena

Sanitation in the Progressive Age by Camille Avena | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

This is a photo of a whole bunch of  trash and junk and un sanitary items on the ground. Its an adbandend building. Looks like the building is destroyed. Things look rotten and just so unsanitary for the living.

 

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Progressive Movement - water, effects, environmental, United States, chemicals, toxic, use, health

Progressive Movement - water, effects, environmental, United States, chemicals, toxic, use, health | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

It opens up about The Progressive Era, a term used to describe the period between approximately 1890 and 1920. Its talks about women suffrage, political reform, and prohibitation.

 It talks about the enviromental problems back then. The problems they talk about where horrible the things that went on with the enviroment was not healthy at all. The unhealthness for the living was pitaful.

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The Progressive Era, 1896-1916

The Progressive Era, 1896-1916 | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

The story gives background info on how things were back in those days. Decribes the proggressive Era durring 1896 - 1916. It talks about the "Reckless Decade". The main events that effected the world during these years. It shares about the " The War Between Capital And Labor". Which was a big event that happend back then. 

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Health Reforms in the Progressive Era Essay

Before the progressive movement there were a lot of diseases and germs spreading in the United States and new health reforms were put in place. Germs and diseases were spread around because people were drinking out of the same cup, spitting on the ground, using the same towel, and a lot of other unhealthy practices. During industrialization millions of people moved to the city to work in factories, which made tenement housing overcrowded and more diseases spread. Jacob Riis, a muckraking journalist, published photographs of slum housing and their immigrant residents. His work outraged many and produced some reforms in living conditions. He published photographs in “How the other Half-lives” showing crowded, unsafe, rat infested tenement housing. Before Jacob Riis published photos nobody knew about the unsafe conditions people were living under. Millions of people were sleepy on filthy grounds and eating unhealthy foods. All the scraps and leftovers were being put in the basement for a year and using them for the next year. People didn’t want to waste money on a dumpster so they just dumped the old food into the new food. The food had magnets and was very old but they didn’t care. Although, germs and diseases were spread throughout the United States the progressive movement changed for the better.

 

Upton Sinclair one of the most famous muckrakers of the progressive era, published a book called “The Jungle”, a startling, thinly fictionalized expose of the meat packing industry. The meat packing industry was filled with unsanitary, rat-infested foods. The book led to legislative action in the form of the Meat Inspection act and the Pure Food and Drug Act, according to an article called the progressive movement. George Waring was commissioner of the city’s Department of Street Cleaning. He instructed people to clean the streets of New York City. Rubbish of all kinds, garbage, and ashes lay neglected in the streets, and in the hot weather the city stank. It was not always possible to see the pavement, because of the dirt that covered it. If it weren’t for Theodore Roosevelt the president of the United States sending George Waring to clean up, the streets would have been filthy dirty today. Health reforms are still an issue today, we have a lot of dirty restaurants, people still spit on the ground, and people don’t like to get their vaccine shots. Getting your vaccine shot is something that everybody needs to do. If people don’t get their vaccine shots then we will have millions of diseases spreading around in the United States. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s people didn’t really care but today they are being a little more concerned about the way we live.

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George Waring

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Early On National Board of Health sent engineer and Civil War veteran George A. Waring Jr. to design and implement a better sewage drainage system for the city.George Waring put his military background and reforming spirit to good use as New York City's commissioner of sanitation from 1895 to 1898. George Warning cleaned up the streets of New York City. Waring also made a huge impact on the city, making much-needed reforms that would become the foundations for modern recycling.

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How The Other Half Lives, by Jacob Riis: Illustrations

How The Other Half Lives, by Jacob Riis: Illustrations | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

In this picture they are Getting ready for supper in the newsboys' lodging-house. The boys are getting ready for supper washing their faces in the sink and drying their face off with the same towels. There is only two sinks and four towels so there trying to take turns. There is another image we found called  Street cleaning, Fourth street-cleaning. There are rats and rodants and junk just all over the ground. Looks as if there was a big disater and nobdoy ever street cleand or anything just so unhealty for the living.

 

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Health Reform in Action | The White House

Health Reform in Action | The White House | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

(The Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans like you.)The Website is about the Obama Health Care and how it helps us Americans. There are pro's and con's within the Obama care. It has the halth care information through 2008 - 2012 and in the future. Its Very helpful gives you facts that you had not known.

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Making human junk: child labor as a health issue in the Progressive Era.

Making human junk: child labor as a health issue in the Progressive Era. | Progressive Era & Health Reform | Scoop.it

it speaks about how kids were forced into labor and suffered under horrible health conditions. In certain areas its gets real detaily about how the kids where forced. It explains how the evidence was critism and  the horrible suffarage they went through. The overall story is sad kids should never have to go through things like that ever..

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