The Bee's Knees Forum

Miranda Tweeton, Editor-in-Chief

The Beautiful Lusitania Has Sunk

Attention, Attention, the beautiful luxury ship, Lusitania was just sunk! I repeat, the Lusitania has been sunk! We agreed to stay neutral, until the German U-boats attacked the ship. This has started a huge conflict with Germany, which is probably going to start WWII. We will keep you updated if anything more happens!

"The States"

"It's Always Sunny in California" (Gilded Age Era)

Hola señors/señoras, did you know that 30% of Latinos live in California? Well, its true, in fact, surveys say that 1 in 4 people from Cali are not even born in the U.S. That's because from 1819 to 1848, the United States and its army increased the nation's area by roughly a third of Spaniards and Mexicans, gaining more people among three of today's four most populous states: California, Texas, and Florida.

Babe Ruth (The Great Bambino)

It's no mystery who the most famous baseball player in the world is! That's right, the one and only, Babe Ruth! Whose real name is George Herman Ruth. He got his nickname from being the youngest member on his baseball team. He discovered his love of baseball when his parents sent him to the St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys. While at this school, he met a father-like figure named Brother Matthius who taught him how to play. Overtime, he has become the most talented baseball player in this country and recently sets the world record of hitting 60 home runs in one season.

It's Classified!

Gilded Age "For Sale" Come on down, we've got circus tickets for sale! That's right folks, for only five cents a person you can come see the worlds greatest circus show performed by The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey. Come one, come all! All you need to do is call this number, (319) 386-8040.

Gilded Age: "Wanted" If anybody out there has a telegraph, I really want one to send a letter congratulating my sister who just graduted! If you have one, call (319) 256-3964.

Progressive "Services" The Pure Food and Drug Act is an act that forbids the manufacturing, sales, or transportation of food and patent medicine containing harmful ingredients.

WWI "Wanted" If anybody has a typewriter for sale, I would like one! I need to send an important message to my husband fighting in the war right now!

WWI "Services" The Selective Service Act is an act that required men between 21-30 to register to be drafted into the armed forces.

Roaring 20s "For Sale" Hello, I've got a Ford Model T Towing Car for sale! It's yours for $650! If you're interested in it, please call (319) 549-2165.

Texas, The Lone Star State (Progessive/Imperialism Era)

The Alamo is not the only known Landscape in Texas, there is also a large landscape called Spindletop Hill. It is used for producing oil and is the greatest oil discovery in the U.S. forming in 9 days. The oil sells for 10 cents a barrel and stands at 153 ft. in the air. Talk about a long way down!

Oregon, the Beaver State (WWI Era)

Oregon isn't only known for having a mad population of beavers, did you know that they also hold the seventh deepest lake in the country? That's right, the lake's name is The Crater Lake and is almost 2,000 ft. high. It was formed there 700,000 years ago, which was even before the dawn of the dinosaurs!

Vermont, The Green Mountain State (Roaring 20s Era)

Besides being known as "The Green Mountain State," did you know that Vermont also produces the best ice cream loved by Americans all over the country? That's right, you guessed it, Ben & Jerry's! The company started in Burlington, Vermont in 1978. They are known for their quirky flavors, such as Chubby Hubby, Phish Food, and my personal favorite, Americone Dream. You can even visit their factory, which is located in Waterbury, Vermont.

Destruction of Muckrakers

Muckrakers are investigative journalists for magazines and books who seek to expose corruption and illegal practices in businesses. This is causing a huge conflict between them and the businesses they're writing about. The things they write about are exposing social ills, corporate and political corruption, corporate monopolies, and crooked political machines. They also raise awareness of chronic urban poverty, unsafe working conditions, and social issues like child labor.

Uncle Sam's Reason in a Political Cartoon

You've probably been seeing this on every window you walk by and have no idea what it means, but I've got you covered, don't worry! This is a political cartoon representing The Selective Service Act. Which is required to help recruit men between the ages 21 and 30 for the U.S. army. The reason Uncle Sam is saying this is because he is representing our Country, which is why he's wearing a red bow tie and why there are white stars against a blue background on his tall hat.
Picture of Uncle Sam pointing to men for recruiting for the U.S. army
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