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Scenarios Worksheet 2

Scenarios Worksheet 2 - Scenarios Fact and...

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Unformatted text preview: Scenarios: Fact and Interpretation (Progressive Era) The following statements are either Fact (F) or Interpretation (1) or a combination (F1). Label them accordingly and for the ones that are a combination underline the interpretative sentences. 1. “Populist Ignatius Donnely wrote in the preface to his pessimistic novel Caesar '3 Column (1891) that industrial society appears to be a ‘wretched failure’ to ‘the great mass of mankind.“ On the road to disaster rather than to the egalitarian community that Bellamy had envisioned “the rich, as a rule, hate the poor; and the poor are coming to hate the rich . . .society divides itself into two hostile camps . , . They wait only for the drum beat and the trumpet to summon them to armed conflict.” 2. “But the nation would pay a steep price in the next era for the failure of democratic reform. Regional antagonisms, nativist movements against the foreign-born, and above all deepening racial tensions blighted American society.” 3. “Gunga Din (1937). This Hollywood film, from the Rudyard Kipling poem of ‘the same name, is not just a sentimental story about the nineteenth-century Raj . . . . So patronizingly racist that it has to be seen to be believed, this film demonstrates, that, on the issues of imperialism and racism, the 19305 mentality is much closer to that of the Victorians than it is to ours.” 4. “Between the 18903 and World War I, a large and diverse number of Americans claimed the political label ’progressive.’ Progressives could be found in all classes, regions and races. They shared a fundamental ethos, or belief, that America needed a new social consciousness to cope with the problems brought on by the enormous rush of economic and social change in the post-Civil War decades.” 5. “Yet progressivism was no unified movement with a single set of principles. It is best understood as a varied collection of reform communities, often fleeting, uniting citizens in a host of political, professional, and religious organizations, some of which were national in scope.” 6. “Jane Addams founded one of the first settlement houses, Hull House, in Chicago in 1889, after years of struggling to find work and a social identity equal to her talents.” 7. “College—educated women constituted a key vanguard in the crusade for social justice. As reform communities, settlement houses soon discovered the need to engage the political and cultural life of the larger communities that surrounded them.” ...
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