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Industrial Revolution. How to Help the Common Man. humanitarians. “people who work to improve the conditions of others” Charles Dickens : He wrote books that demonstrated how poor living conditions were---tried to gain sympathy and encourage change and government involvement

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industrial revolution

Industrial Revolution

How to Help the Common Man

humanitarians
humanitarians
  • “people who work to improve the conditions of others”
  • Charles Dickens: He wrote books that demonstrated how poor living conditions were---tried to gain sympathy and encourage change and government involvement
  • Utilitarianism: Laws used to make the greatest happiness for the greatest number
humanitarians cont
Humanitarians cont.
  • John Stuart Mill: Government’s job is to work towards the greater good of its people
  • Mill said that the government needed to listen to the voice of its people
    • All people should have a vote
    • Poor needed protection since they could not fend for selves
    • Factory Act (limited conditions on children)
    • Ten Hours Act (limited the hours people could work)
        • Mixed results for this
collective action
Collective Action
  • Strikes: groups of workers band together and don’t work until their needs are met
  • Unions: Groups of workers pay into a group that will help support their needs
    • Union representatives would use collective bargaining
    • Film clip (newsies)
how to deal with unions
How to deal with unions
  • Blacklisting
  • Signed a contract not to join
  • Violence
  • Fire them all
  • Starve them out
socialism
Socialism
  • Pg 564-567 Using the words below you need to summarize the section on socialism in 2 or more paragraphs
  • Utopian Socialism
  • Means of Production
  • Socialism
  • Robert Owen
  • Karl Marx
  • Communist Manifesto
  • Proletariat
  • Communism
  • Democratic Socialism
prep for debate
Prep for Debate
  • On a separate piece of paper list at least 3 pros and 3 cons for having an economic system that is a free enterprise (Capitalist) and for Socialism