Read S'more About It

Hannah Gire; Editor-In-Chief

Do you think it's okay for companies to recruit foreign workers?

If companies can't find local people to work for them, they have to venture out and that sometimes means recruiting foreign workers. Foreign workers want to get into the United States, and by these companies advertising that they need workers, they jump on the opportunity. Immigrants would come over on ships and a major entry point was Ellis Island and Angel Island. These are located in New York and California. Immigrants mostly came from Southern and Eastern Europe. A lot of them were Greek, Hungarian, Czech, Italian, Russian, Slovak, or Polish. They entered at the east coast check point. More Chinese and Japanese immigrants entered at the west coast check point.


These immigrants thought they were coming here to get a better life and provide for their families. But instead they had to suffer through poor working conditions and unfair wages. They worked 10 hours a day, 6 days a week and didn't get paid for sick days or vacation, if they got hurt during the job they got no compensation. Kids as young as five would have to work just so that family could put food on the table because the adults in the family did not get paid enough. To speed up production in these companies, employers would pressure the tired, low-paid laborers to work faster. This act would often lead to accidents and if you were injured they didn't take responsibility over it. They would push them to the side and hire new workers to replace them. This is unfair to the workers and their families. Something needs to change, what would you do?

Dear future citizens of America

August 18th, 1920


Dear Future Americans,


I am writing to you on the day women were given the right to vote. I have heard you some conflicts about same sex marriage and I would like to give suggestions about how to achieve this. When I, and many other women, were fighting for women's voting rights, we did numerous things. One thing we did was host a parade to make awareness of what is going on. A lot of women got on board and we marched the streets. We had many rough patches along the way though.


As we were in the parade, marching, men of all ages were booing us. But that shouldn't phase you if you are trying to get something you've wanted for so long. As African American women joined in with us, the crowd lined up on both sides of the street were getting more hectic than anyone ever expected . The police couldn't stop them. They barged through the ropes that were keeping them impacted, and attacked us women. Sharp objects were thrown, people tackled to the ground. Over 100 people were sent to the hospital.


If you take this letter into consideration and decide to host a parade, here are some things I would do differently. You need to be prepared for the worst. Now a days police can hold off a crowd, but you should also have some sort of protection. Protest through all the name calling, booing, or whatever may happen. We protested through it and we got the newspaper in our favor. Please take the time and be aware of what you do. Fight through it!


Sincerely,

Alice Paul

"What a Funny Little Government"

The overall meaning of this cartoon is that Rockefeller had the government in the palm of his hand, in other words the government was fond of him because he was into philanthropy. He was one to not waste the byproducts of oil, hints all of the oil barrels that make up most of the picture. One example from modern America that demonstrates a parallel between the Gilded ages as depicted in the cartoon and today is Rockefeller demanded discounts when shipping products which in turn meant he could sell his product to the consumers for a cheaper price. Stores like Walmart do this all the time. It's how they keep their products cheaper.

Sweet tooth's and foul thoughts

Americans flooded the Hawaiian islands, taking control over the massive sugar industry! They had a sweet tooth and the sugar planters grew so rich they didn't have a clue what to do with all their money. Because of the horrifying diseases the foreigners brought, a great deal of Hawaiians began to die! Planters needed workers and were forced to bring in workers from China, Japan, and Philippines. By 1874 America had gained total control over Hawaii's land and economy. King Kalakaua disliked the Americans and made a huge promise to get native Hawaiians back into power.
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Someone pays a price for what you waste!

Anyone can help the allies fight the war! Think about what you are buying and cook it right. Never take more than what you can eat and remember to use whats left. Use less wheat and meat and you could be helping a soldier!

CLASSIFIEDS

Do you think militarism played the biggest part in the outbreak of the WW1?

There was four causes for the the outbreak of the war and those were imperialism, nationalism, alliances, and militarism. Militarism stands out to a lot of people for being the biggest cause of the war. Militarism means the policy of military preparedness and building up weapons. Germany's navy could take on the world's largest sea powers and enlarged their army, they also supplied their troops with the latest weapons. The Schlieffen Plan was a plan to wage a two-front war against France and Russia. Great Britain, France, and Russia were worried about Germany's intentions So they began to build up their own countries military so they could defend themselves.

Fly Girl!

"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their future must be but a challenge to others." Amelia Earhart is known as the first women pilot to fly solo. Known as "Lady Lindy" she sure was not afraid to try something men have only done.



Amelia Earhart was born on July 24th, 1897, and raised in the home of her grandfather in Atchison, Kansas. Her education consists of home schooling until the age of 12. When Amelia was 12, her and her sister, Grace Muriel Earhart, moved to Des Moines and were enrolled in a public school. Her father loses his job to alcoholism and the family is moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. When her father Edwin is unable to recover and find a job, her mother, Amy, moves her and the girls to Chicago, Illinois. She than graduates and high school and starts a finishing school outside of Philadelphia, which she does not graduate from. Instead she volunteers at Toronto's Spadina Military Hospital. While in Toronto she visits an a air field with her friend. She recalls that "I did not understand at the time, but I believe that airplane said something to me as it swished by." Amelia has her first flying lesson with female pilot Neta Snook. She later passes her flying license test.


Amelia wants to pursue in flying around the globe. Purdue University finances a new plane for Amelia. Amelia along with her navigator Captain Harry Manning fly the first part of the trip, when they land Honolulu they try to continue and three days later the plane ground-loops and they have to call off the flight. That does not stop her, she now has a plan to travel from west to east. Fred Noonan is now her only crew member on the second flight. They complete 22,000 miles making it all the way to New Guinea from Miami, Florida.


They have just departed from New Guinea and are hoping land in Howland Island in the Pacific. Amelia is a courageous women that doesn't let anyone tell her what she can can't do. "Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done."

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The Great Bambino

George Ruth, more known as Babe Ruth, is a well known baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox from 1914-1919. But achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees from 1920-1934. He had many MLB batting and pitching records. In his career he had a whopping 714 home runs and his slugging percentage is .690. He was one of the first five yo be allowed into the National Baseball Hll of Fame in 1936. The Italian immigrants in NY were very fond of Babe and called him Bambino which means babe or baby.