Things You Do When You Sit Down January 20 – 25
Jan 20 Explain the economic and social consequences of the events represented in the map above.
Robber Barons? Captains of Industry? Or… Create a t-chart detailing the costs and benefits of the rise of big business. Jan 21
“The Czar was always sending us commands – you shall not do this and you shall not do that – ‘till there was little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die.” – Mary Antin, The Promised Land PUSHorPULL? Explain. Jan 22-23
“The forces which are working out the great scheme of perfect happiness, taking no account of incidental suffering, exterminate such sections of mankind as stand in their way, with the same sternness that they exterminate beasts of prey and herds of useless ruminants.” – Hebert Spencer What social theory is Herbert Spencer explaining here? How was this idea used to justify free market capitalism? Jan 24