Using Federal Power Conservation Theodore Roosevelt Protecting Citizens Civil Rights
Using Federal Power • 1902 Coal Strike • Trustbusting- • Sherman Anti Trust
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
Conservation • Some wilderness areas protected others developed for common good • National Park Service
Civil Rights • Little for Civil Rights • NAACP established under Roosevelt
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 • Is this an example of Muckraking?
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?
Homework • 1 paragraph 5-6 sentences. Who was more convincing Sinclair (The Jungle), Supersize Me or Fast Food Nation and why?