Melanie Fetter; Editor-in-chief

Is it okay to recruit foreign workers?

Is it okay for factories to recruit foreign workers to work for mass producing factories? Well back in the Guilded Age it was considered okay. Companies would recruit hundreds of foreign workers daily. When Americans refused to work for minimum wages for factories they would find immigrants from foreign countries to work for that pay. Many of the workers that worked for these countries were often illegal and would take any job offered. Many immigrants struggled to thrive in America due to the fact that they had nothing to start of with so it was a new beginning for most. They also often struggled for economic opportunities.

Many of these jobs that were provided to immigrants often had terrible repercussions that included immigrants working in terrible working conditions for the factories. The typical work day was usually 10 hours, 6 days a week with no vacation or sick days. the repercussions the immigrants had to pay was big, they were paid minimum wage and living in poverty, if companies couldn't find anyone willing to work for so little they would recruit immigrants to take these jobs and work in these conditions considering they had no other options if they wanted to survive and thrive in the economy.

The conditions that the immigrants had to endure were horrible they had to work in factories containing rotten meat, bugs, rodents, and unsafe and dangerous machinery. Many of the companies didn't claim responsibility for any of the harm that came to their workers. Most of the time immigrants would be payed low wages having barely enough to feed themselves let alone pay for the injuries that came to them while working in factories. These repercussions were unnecessary and harmful, it was not right for factories to recruit then neglect these foreign workers.

Alice Paul, Dear future Americans...

Dear future Americans,

I Alice Paul am a American women suffragist that has fought for womens rights for quite some time now. I have been fighting for womens rights so that I can be able to vote and to have the same equality as every other man in this country. I along with many other women set up our own organization that stands up for womens rights across the nation. We reached our goal to be able to have the same freedoms and liberties as our fellow man by making it legal for women to have the right to vote ever since the senate passed our act. We have been working tirelessly to help promote our cause to spread the word about womens rights. Early on in our struggle we had many hardships that prevented us from reaching our goal making it that much harder to further our cause.

In early march all us women in the national womens suffragist association scheduled a parade to be held on March 3rd 1913 to have all women join in and walk in the parade to stand out for womens rights, but as i figured that plan didn't work good at all. On March 3rd all the women got ready to march and to speak out for our cause. We realized early on we would be alone in this, we expected no help from the senate and were going in without police escorts to protect us women so we were all alone. That day we marched even after we new the consequences of what would happen to us but we went on anyway . That day many women were beaten and had to be hospitalized but we ended up getting front page articles of the news papers. We were finally getting noticed, that helped our cause get noticed and that was exactly what we needed in order to further our cause.

Later on in our cause we ended up having to go to the senate where our movement was passed and became known as the 19th Amendment which allowed women to have the right to vote. From then on women began being treated more equally and that was just the start of women making their mark in history. hopefully in the future women will be recognized as more and be allowed all rights men do today. For now just be strong and due your part in making your mark.

Sincerely, Alice Paul

Child Labor

This picture is representing how children were treated in the Guilded Age when they were forced to work. The author of this pictures sympathy lies with the children by the way he depicts the children looking worn down, tied, and sick while the powerful man in the front stands over them watching them with a whip in his hand as if to make the children fear him. This picture shows how child labor was a problem in society by making children work tirelessly in harsh conditions such like child abuse, now today this would be frowned upon but back then it was acceptable up until a certain time where they banned child labor and harsh work those children had to endure

Queen Gets Brutaly Attacked By Enemy

January 17,1893, early morning in Hawaii ,Queen Liliuokalani has been planning to return power back to their original government but ever since the Americans have been involved, Hawaii's power has been slowly taken over, but recently the Queen has been disobeying Americas orders and trying to keep the original power.

Mid morning queen Liliuokalani was starting government plans to bring peace back and restore order to Hawaii but what she didn't know was that U.S ships boarded shores and later surrounded her palace at gunpoint threatening to fire if she didn't relinquish power to the U.S. Witnesses such as local servant working at the palace, Makulai Sahaki, told reporters about her run in with the Americans. "They broke down the door and forced us on our knees, they held guns up to our heads if we weren't quiet." Along with Makulai other servants experienced other terrifying encounters too. New information given to the public released says that 2 were hospitalized for minor injuries and 5 on leave due to the traumatic experience. After the attack Americans then forced the queen to surrender under protest. Now we know what danger the Americans are capable of.

Save Food For Our Troops!

This poster asked people not to waste food because food was critical to help the soldiers so the government asked people to be smart about their rations of food so there is more for the troops to have so they can rations what to eat while they fought.
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1890s-1920s Classified


When the U.S entered the war in 1917 they didn't have enough resources, so in order to get all the necessary supplies that were needed they made liberty bonds to raise money. There was lots of propaganda back then to campaign advertisements for the war, liberty bonds being one of them. Liberty bonds got people to buy bonds that supported the allied cause in WW1. But there had to be someone controling everything so the war industry board had the power to control all the materials needed in the war. But there was more important matters to handle like food. Back when the U.S had just entered the war they had to ration their food and make sure enough of it got to the troops. The government then created agencies and administrations that handled the food that went toward the war. The main advertisement that urged people to help out with the food issue was "Food will win the war" this slogan was the beginning to many new trends that helped with the food problem. To help with thus issue a new trend started which had most people had small gardens that usually grew vegetables, fruits, and herbs that were a good solution to reduce the pressure on the public food industries, these gardens were called victory gardens. Besides the food issue there were other issues such as the fuel. Flue was a vital supply so the head of the administration that dealt with the fuel, Harry Garfield, encouraged fuel conservation by asking the nation to participate in "heat-less Mondays" and "sunglasses Sunday". These were made up days by the administrations that asked the public to not use any electricity or fuel that created heat or any product that used fuel in any way to save and conserve more for the war. Along with these advancements women also became a vital part of helping the war, in fact about 1 million women joined the work force to still earn money for families and keep businesses going. But that didn't last long because after the war employers fired most women to have jobs available for the men that came back from the war. Even after all of that work the women work contribution didn't go unnoticed, in fact during the work period there was a great conflict with the workforce. The conflict was so great even the National War Board got involved and ended up having 1,200 cases or workers against management. But the workers cases weren't the most important thing at that time. The war was still going on and many tragedies happened in the war such as when Germany planned to sabotage New York by attempting to launch a bomb attack at a ship loading terminal. After the bombing there ended up being 3 dead and destroyed $20 million worth of supplies. After that attack congress passed the Espionage Act that punished anyone who helped the enemy and refused to serve in military duty if called upon. The following year they passed the Sedition Act that punished anyone who disrespected, or wrote any disloyal statements about the government, military, nation or national flag. But many Americans believed that these acts violated the 1st Amendment of freedom of speech because over 1,000 people were jailed because of these acts.One court case in particular caught the public's eye, Shenck v. United States. He was convicted of distributing some 15,000 pamphlets apposing government war policies.

louis armstrong

Louis Armstrong was the first popular jazz artist to be known nationally, he changed jazz history forever. Louis played the trumpet and first started to record his songs in the early 1920s but before all his fame he didn't have it easy for him. Louis Armstrong lived in one of the poorest areas of New Orleans when he was a child, he struggled to support his family by working multiple jobs in order to stay alive. Ever since he was young he was fascinated with music, at the age of 7 he got his first horn, at 11 years old life got a little rough when he was sent to Home for children for firing a gun. At the home he had his first real music lessons and joined the band that was assembled there. Later on when he was released he pursued his career in music when he became apprentice to Joe "King" Oliver, a musician that was widely known all over New Orleans. Many years later Louis went on tour with "King" and from there was the start of his fame.

Louis went on tour all over the country with "King" making headlines everywhere with their new style of jazz. But when they arrived back to Chicago in 1926 was when his fame blew up, he was making headlines everywhere, his records were selling fast, and he became an instant jazz favorite. He even invented a new form of singing called "scat", which consisted of musician making "nonsense syllables" and improvise made up words.

In 1929 was where he reached the top of the music industry where he was starting to preform on Broadway and where he sold his first nationwide hit record. by the 1930s he became known all over the world for his new way of music and great performances. From then on he kept making great hit records selling global and innovating "swing" by his new way of jazz. He was a big part in how jazz has innovated and changed over the years due to his amazing talent and changing the way of music all over the world.

its 'the great bambino'

'The Great Bambino' aka Babe Ruth, is a baseball player from the 1920s who is supposedly the greatest baseball player of all time with his 714 home run record. He played professional baseball for the New York Yankees from 1914-1935. He is considered to be one of the greatest sport heroes in history and was also one of the first five to make it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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guilded age

progressive/ imperialism