DBQ: Progressive Era Reforms - DBQ Progressive Era Reforms Using Evidence Theme Reforms Historical Context During the late 1800\u2019s and the early

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DBQ: Progressive Era Reforms Using Evidence Theme: Reforms Historical Context: During the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s, Progressive Reformers worked to improve American society. Their goals included protecting consumers, regulating child labor, improving working conditions, and expanding democracy NAME _______________________________________ DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION This question is based on the accompanying documents. The question is designed to test your ability to work with historical documents. Some of these documents have been edited for the purposes of this question. As you analyze the documents, take into account the source of each document and any point of view that may be presented in the document. Keep in mind that the language used in a document may reflect the historical context of the time in which it was written. Task: Using the information from the seven documents in part A and your knowledge of US history, write an essay in Part B in which you Choose three goals mentioned in the historical context and for each: Discuss the conditions that led Progressive reformers to address the goal. Discuss the extent to which the goal was achieved. discuss means “to make observations about something using facts, reasoning, and argument; to present in some detail”
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Part A: Short answer questions - Analyze the documents and answer the short answer questions that follow each document. Document 1 ...There were the men in the pickle rooms, for instance, where old Antanas had gotten his death; scare a one of these that had not some spot of horror on his person. Let a man so much as scrape his finger pushing a truck in the pickle rooms, and he might have a sore that would put him out of the world [lead to his death]; all of the joints in his fingers might be eaten by the acid, one by one. Of the butchers and floorsmen, the beef boners and trimmer, and all those who used knives, you could scarcely find a person who had the use of his thumb; time and time again the base of it had been slashed, till it was a mere lump of flesh against which the man pressed the knife to hold it. The hands of these men would be criss-crossed with cuts, until you could no longer pretend to count them or trace them. They would have no nails, - they had worn them off pulling hides; their knuckles were swollen so that their fingers spread out like a fan. There were men who worked in the cooking rooms, in the midst of steam and sickening odors, by artificial light; in these rooms the germs of tuberculosis might live for two years, but the supply was renewed every hour. There were the beef luggers, who carried two hundred pound quarters into the refrigerator cars, a fearful kind of work, that began at four o’clock in the morning, and that wore out the most powerful men in a few years… Source: Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, 1906 1. Based on this document, state two effects of poor working conditions in this factory.
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