Week 9 Assignment

(Slavery in the 1800's)

1. Create a scrapbook using pages 254-255

NORTHERN SOCIETY

2. Create a union speech using pages 256-258

ALTHOUGH OUR ECONOMY IS PROSPERING, MOST OF OUR WORKERS ARE LIVING IN POVERTY. THEY WORK DAY AND NIGHT IN HORRIBLE CONDITIONS, MAKING BARELY ENOUGH MONEY TO SURVIVE. AND WHAT ABOUT OUR CHILDREN? WHAT KIND OF WORLD ARE WE LIVING IN IF 2 OUT OF EVERY 5 FACTORY WORKERS ARE CHILDREN WHO DON'T GET TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY AND INNOCENCE OF BEING A KID? I BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE REASONS ENOUGH THAT OUR LABOR SYSTEM IS IN NEED FOR DESPERATE CHANGES. WE CAN START BY DEMANDING SHORTER WORK DAYS, HIGHER WAGES, AND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR ALL. IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME BUT DON'T GIVE UP. WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE CAN CHANGE LIVES!

3. Create debatable arguments for the side of a nativist using pages 260-262.

- the immigrants will not be able to provide for themselves and we will be forced to take care of them

- the newcomers are the reason for our slum conditions

- the political power of the Roman Catholic Irish will grow and take over our nation

- the immigrants will bring their customs, such as beer gardens and the isolation of Germans with them

4. Create debatable arguments for the side of immigrants using pages 260-262.

- we deserve equality, land, and work

- we are good at skilled occupations like being a baker, brewer, butcher, cabinetmaker, cigar maker, machinist, or tailor

- no power on earth can shut us out of the fertile wilderness

- all we want is a better life for ourselves, we are not here to ruin yours