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Nate Annis; Editor in Chief

Babe Ruth Headlines

Marion, Iowa- Baseball player Babe Ruth was born on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the course of his career, Ruth went on to break baseball's most important slugging records, including most years leading a league in home runs, most total bases in a season, and highest slugging percentage for a season. In all, Ruth hit 714 home runs—a mark that stood until 1974. It has been 60 years since he died, more than 70 years since he retired from baseball. Like once he told his boss while looking for a raise, he had a better year than the President of the United States. Ruth makes the most pressing case for the 1920s and 30s. And he really did call his shot.

WW1 News Story

Jacksonville Florida- America remained neutral in the war until two events happened. The bombing of the Lusitania from a German U-Boat. The Germans issued a Sussex pledge promising not to attack merchant vessels. The other reason why the United States didn't enter the war is because of the Zimmerman Note which is a telegram between Germany and Mexico, if ever America declared war on Mexico, Germany would come and take back the land from America to Mexico. On April 6, 1917 the United States entered the war. The United States had to raise an army Selective Service act that required men from the ages 21-30 to register for the draft. General Pershing went overseas to form the American Expeditionary Forces. To transport the troops safely, the used the convey system to transport troops safely. On November 11, 1918, after 8.5 million dead, an armistice or cease fire occurred with a allied victory.
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U.S. On Deck in MLB

Los Angles California- The Oakland Athletics has accused Major League Baseball and team owners to prevent a rivalry between the A's and the San Francisco Giants. The exemption dates to a 1922 court decision that said the antitrust law didn't apply to the national past time because baseball was not a local matter, not interstate commercial.


Gilded Age for Sale- The Telephone, Contact the owner Alexander Graham Bell at 123-456-7890 if you are interested.

Gilded Age Wanted- Sewing Job in New York City

Progressive Services- Telegraph Job interview at 11:30

WW1 Wanted- Liberty Bonds sells at $5.00

WW1 Services- Nurses needed to assist the troops overseas. 10 cents per hour.

Roaring 20s For Sale- Babe Ruth baseball card selling at 95 cents.

Unfair Wages, Poor Working Conditions

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - The implementation of child labor is a new idea in the Progressive Era. In this time of the Industrial Revolution many business owners have no choice but to use children to labor. This is not good for taking the industry to a new level. Is this really what we want for our next generation? It is unfair to expect maximum labor at very little expense to the “highest bidder”. Is there really a price we can put on our children? Child labor must be regulated to preserve our youth for their future and generations to come.

The States

Gilded Age State: California. The earthquake of 1906 had a magnitude of 8.25, hundreds killed. The San Andreas fault shifted thats what caused the earthquake.

Progressive State: Texas. Spindletop Hill was a 150ft spwell of oil for 9 days straight, this was the greatest discovery in the United States.

WW1 States: New York. NYC skyscraper competition 40 Wall Street has 70 stories, Chrysler Building has 77 stories, Empire State Building has 102 stories.

Roaring 20s State: Arizona. One of the seven wonders of the nation world is in arizona, the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyons widest point across is 15 miles, it also has 5 million visitors annually.
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Table Tennis or Ping Pong

Maycomb Alabama- The sport got its start in England towards the end of the 19th century when, after dinner, some upper-middle class Victorians decided to turn their dining room tables into miniature versions of the traditional lawn tennis playing field. They use their books to form the net for the game. For a ball they would use a ball of string, or perhaps more commonly, a champagne cork or rubber ball. When the game first started it was could a bunch of names like "whif whaf," “gossamer,” and “flim flam”. The turn of the century brought many other refinements to the sport. Players started using celluloid balls after the English man James Gibb discovered them during a trip to the United States in 1901 and proved them to be perfect for Ping-Pong.
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Know Your Place Shut Your Face

Boston Massachusetts- Freedom of Speech was one of the Bills of Rights that the government made. The military, the flag, and the government was not happy when people were talking bad about the United States. The government wanted everyone who was talking bad about America to shut up.


Robins Iowa- Theodore Roosevelt derisively named them for "the Man with the Muck Rake, " a figure who would "rake to himself the filth of the floor" in John Bunyan's. The muckrakers played a significant historical role, largely because late nineteenth-century America was a nation of readers. The television did not exist and radios did not enter widespread use until the 1920s and 30s. So the newspaper people talk about different things regarding to companies that don't want them near there business to report about their things