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1 Progressivism Root word of progressivism is Progress. Root word of progressivism is Progress. At the turn of the 20 th Century many concerned Americans wanted to reform monopoly, corruption, inefficiency and social injustice. At the turn of the 20 th Century many concerned Americans wanted to reform monopoly, corruption, inefficiency and social injustice. By using the power of government the lives of United States citizens and new immigrants could be improved. By using the power of government the lives of United States citizens and new immigrants could be improved. Improving the everyday lives of people in the United States was seen as Progress. Improving the everyday lives of people in the United States was seen as Progress.

2 These types of dresses were stylish in the 1890s and 1910s. This was the type of clothing that was manufactured in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in NYC. Shirtwaist Dress

3 Tragic fire at New York Citys Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in More than 100 people [mostly women workers] were killed due to fire related death or from jumping out of the windows to avoid burning. The factory was notorious for very poor working conditions as was known as a sweatshop. The factory owners had barricaded the doors shut to prevent employee theft and excessive work breaks. After the fire started workers could not escape. The tragic fire forced many workplace changes and improved building fire codes. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

4 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Watch movie quietly without putting your head down or sleeping.Watch movie quietly without putting your head down or sleeping. Make a list of five [5] tactics the bosses of the factory did to workers that was unfair [make sure you briefly state why the tactics are unfair].Make a list of five [5] tactics the bosses of the factory did to workers that was unfair [make sure you briefly state why the tactics are unfair]. Write a letter [one complete side of a page] to the U.S. government explaining why the bosses tactics need to stop immediately and what the federal/state or local government should do about the workers situation.Write a letter [one complete side of a page] to the U.S. government explaining why the bosses tactics need to stop immediately and what the federal/state or local government should do about the workers situation. or… or… Write a letter [one complete side of a page] to the editor of the New York Times newspaper explaining your opinion about what happened to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers [if you have criticisms be sure to list and explain them; if you have suggestions for preventing this type of incident from reoccurring make sure you list and explain them].Write a letter [one complete side of a page] to the editor of the New York Times newspaper explaining your opinion about what happened to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory workers [if you have criticisms be sure to list and explain them; if you have suggestions for preventing this type of incident from reoccurring make sure you list and explain them]. Click or type in the link above to view the film called Triangle Fire

5 Tactics of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory bosses Unfair Tactics These tactics were unfair because… Unsafe/


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