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Emily Burnett ; Editor-in-Chief

Behind Our Food

When deciding what to eat we should consider the workers who pick, process, and transporting the food because their the ones who risk their lives to produce the food you want to eat. People working in slaughter houses during the gilded age would lose hands, fingers, and other body parts from cutting up the meat. We should take into consideration that the working conditions were horrible in most factories during this time.

Future American Citizens

Dear Future American Citizens,

I am writing this letter about how you should find the courage to fight for what you believe in. For example when the members of the National Women's Party (NWP) and I went on the hunger strike at the Occuquan Prison. We found the courage not to eat until we were set free. Regardless I was force fed, but I puked it back up because "Food is simply not important to me. Freedom is." So what I'm saying is to never give up on what you believe in. Instead find the courage and fight for it.

Sincerely,

Alice Paul

Nauseating Job, But It Must Be Done

Muckrakers are investigative journalist looking to expose corruption and illegal practices in business.

The Boxer Rebellion & the Open Door Policy

Boxers attacked and killed foreigners. Western nations united for equal trading rights.

1890s-1920s CLASSIFIEDS

The US in WWI

Isolationism is a policy of not being involved in the affairs of other nations. In the beginning of the war President Wilson declared that the U.S. would be neutral. The Lusitania was a British luxury ship that had 1,900 passengers on it. It sank 18 minutes after it was torpedoed by a German submarine. About 1,200 people died 128 of which were Americans. U-Boats are small German submarines that are named after the German word Unter Seeboot. When translated to English it means undersea boat. Germany issued the Sussex Pledge, which included a promise not to sink merchant vessels "without warning and without saving human lives" , because they feared that the U.S. would join the war. On April 6,1917 the U.S. joined the war on the Allies side. General Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Perishing relied on the convoy system in witch troop-transport ships were surrounded by destroyers and/or cruisers for protection. About 8.5 million people had been killed. On November 11,1918 the armistice (peace treaty) went into effect, and the guns of war fell silent. Czar Nicholas II was a Russian Emperor who had to give up on his absolute power on the government because he was overthrown.

The One and Only Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was a British comedian and movie star. Charlie became famous for acting out the role of the “Little Tramp” in silent movies during the 1920s.

"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot."

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."

"We think too much and feel too little."

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles."

"I remain just one thing, and one thing only -- and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician."

"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury."

"All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl."

"In the end, everything is a gag."

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."

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Babe Ruth

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was a professional baseball player in America. His career in the Major League Baseball lasted 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Babe was a "larger than life" American Hero who played for the New York Yankees. Babe hit 60 home runs in 1927.


"You just can't beat the person who never gives up."

"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run."

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."