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Using Federal Power. Conservation. Theodore Roosevelt. Protecting Citizens. Civil Rights. Using Federal Power. 1902 Coal Strike Trustbusting - Sherman Anti Trust. Protecting Citizens .

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Using Federal Power


Theodore Roosevelt

Protecting Citizens

Civil Rights

using federal power
Using Federal Power
  • 1902 Coal Strike
  • Trustbusting-
    • Sherman Anti Trust
protecting citizens
Protecting Citizens
  • In Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress you may recall the description of the Man with the Muck-rake, the man who could look no way but downward with the muck-rake in his hands; Who was offered a celestial crown for his muck-rake, but who would neither look up nor regard the crown he was offered, but continued to rake to himself the filth of the floor.”

Muckraker- journalist who wrote about corruption and mass produced it

  • The Jungle-Upton Sinclair
  • Meat inspecting act
  • Pure food and drug act
  • Some wilderness areas protected others developed for common good
  • National Park Service
civil rights
Civil Rights
  • Little for Civil Rights
  • NAACP established under Roosevelt
the jungle
The Jungle

After reading the Jungle answer the following questions in your notes

  • What surprised you about the reading?
  • What was your reaction?

What powerful feelings did the writer evoke? How did he do this?

  • How might the public react to Sinclair’s book?
watch supersize me
Watch Supersize Me
  • Is this an example of Muckraking?
read excerpt from fast food nation
Read Excerpt from Fast Food Nation
  • Is this an example of muckraking?
  • Compare and contrast to “The Jungle”

What is the role of the media in exposing problems today? How does the media influence us today?    

  • 1 paragraph 5-6 sentences. Who was more convincing Sinclair (The Jungle), Supersize Me or Fast Food Nation and why?