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  1. Jacob Riis By: Chad Z. & Kevin A.

  2. Bio • Jacob Riis immigrated to the United states from Denmark 1870. • He finally found employment as a police reporter for the New York tribune in 1877. • He continued his creative work positions of power making his books about poor children, immigrants, and tenement dwellers. • He died in 1914.

  3. The name of the book he wrote. • He wrote his books about poor family's & immigrants. • It is called how the other half lives.

  4. Quotes • Quote 2: Some defeats are only installments to victory. • Quote 1: When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.

  5. Quotes again • Quote 3: The slum is the measure of civilization.

  6. What was Jacob Riis try to change? So it isn't nasty anymore to help people.

  7. What do I think needed to happen to fix the problem or situation Jacob Riis wrote about? The Union