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Ben Grant; Editor-in-Chief
The companies had to eventually increase the wages so the workers wouldn't leave for a higher paying job. Because of the wages being increased, the factory conditions became very poor. The cramped workshops set up in shady tenement buildings were called sweatshops. The un-skilled workers that had to work in these "sweatshops" usually worked 10 hour work days, six days a week. They had no paid vacation and no compensation for injuries suffered on the job. So yes the wages were increased a little but that resulted in very terrible working conditions.
Dear Future American Citizens...
Dear American Citizens,
On this day, women have the legal right to vote in the United States of America. I am proud to say that I was one of the voices that fought for this right. It was not easy, actually it was awful. We were hated by many people through the process. Like when we were still with the NAWSA we had a parade. About halfway though the parade, the crowds flooded the streets and attacked the women marching.
After that we stepped things up by changing from a peaceful approach to striking. However, the NAWSA did not approve of our decision to switch to striking. So because of that, we made the NWP, or National Woman's Party. We then Moved our women on strike to the front of the White House. Eventually those women were taken to jail because of "obstructing traffic" even though they weren't. I myself was also put in prison, to protest the harsh punishments, I would not eat. Eventually I was force fed. I wrote a note that was meant to be passed around to my fellow prisoners, somehow it was put in the hands of Senator Leighton. From there my story was exposed to the public, and we were released.
Later on, the 19th amendment was passed. This gave all women the right to vote. It took many tries but it finally passed. Now this opened doors for other potential amendments that will give women equal rights. I hope that all the women in the NWP will never be forgotten for what we did for this country.
Monopolies Are Taking Control of America
Spain Attacks US Naval Vessel
Know Your Place, Shut Your Face!
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New Weapons Are Being Introduced to War
The Golfing Legend
Social Media Of The Past
Originally, the radio was used for military communication purposes. Gugliemo Marconi invented it in the 1800's for this purpose. It was also popular with a small number of hobbyists around the country. As the 1920's came, few Americans owned a radio. However there was no regular programming on the airwaves for them to listen to something.
The radio breakthrough happened in 1920. A radio owner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, started playing his records over his radio. The audience that listened consisted of a small, but growing number, of fellow radio owners within his range of equipment. As radios became more popular, it caught the attention of the Westinghouse Company. The Westinghouse Company realized that more people would buy their product if it had good programming on the radio. Soon the Westinghouse Company started the first corporate radio station. The station broadcasted music and news and its letters were KDKA.
Gilded Age State
Nickname: The Golden State
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
The Magnitude 7.8 Rocked The West Coast of California
New York (NY)
Nickname: "The Empire State"
The New York City Skyline Consists of Huge Skyscrapers
The Biggest Today Is The Empire State Building At 102 Stories