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  • Jacob Riis was a photographer and journalist. Muckrakers uncovered the nation’s problems and wrote about them. Riis was trying to expose the conditions of the poor.
  • In 1890, the Census Bureau announced that the “American frontier” was closed, stating that most of the land beyond the Appalachian Mountains had been settled. 2. After the Civil War, advances in technology, transportation, and communications helped fuel rapid industrial growth. More efficient machines and productive methods allowed American factory workers to produce more goods much faster than anyone had ever though possible. 3. In 1900, city residents included such newcomers as immigrants, African Americans, and transplants from rural areas of the North. Cities had modern attractions such as department stores and steel-framed skyscrapers. 4. Between 1870 and 1920, at least 12 million immigrants arrived in the United States. By the turn of the century, immigrants from Mexico and Canada joined new waves of immigrants from southern Europe and Asia. They added their customs and languages to the mix of cultures already in the United States.
  • In 1890, the Census Bureau announced that the “American frontier” was closed, stating that most of the land beyond the Appalachian Mountains had been settled. 2. After the Civil War, advances in technology, transportation, and communications helped fuel rapid industrial growth. More efficient machines and productive methods allowed American factory workers to produce more goods much faster than anyone had ever though possible. 3. In 1900, city residents included such newcomers as immigrants, African Americans, and transplants from rural areas of the North. Cities had modern attractions such as department stores and steel-framed skyscrapers. 4. Between 1870 and 1920, at least 12 million immigrants arrived in the United States. By the turn of the century, immigrants from Mexico and Canada joined new waves of immigrants from southern Europe and Asia. They added their customs and languages to the mix of cultures already in the United States.

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  • What is happening in this picture? Use details from the photo. Why do you think this situation exists?
  • Essential Questions
  • What is aWhat is a Muckraker?Muckraker? GOAL
  • Getting Started Read chapter 16 section 1 in (pg. 205) Write down the chapter title and the section heading in your notes. Answer these three questions in complete sentences under the chapter heading: • Who was Jacob Riis? • What is a muckraker? • What was Riis trying to accomplish with his photographs?
  • America in 1900 Read chapter 16 section 2 (pgs. 206-07) Write down the section heading in your notes.
  • Reread Answer these questions in complete sentences under the chapter heading: What important announcement did the Census Bureau make in 1890? What happened to American industry in the years after the Civil War? What did American cities look like in 1900? How had the U.S. population become more diverse by the early 1900s?
  • Important Vocabulary Muckrakers Urbanization The Jungle Tammany Hall Patronage Pendelton Act Civil service Temperance movement Tenements Political Machine Boss Tweed Jacob Riis Vocabulary activity link:
  • What are threeWhat are three major problemsmajor problems MuckrakersMuckrakers uncovered?uncovered? GOALGOAL
  • Can you summarizeCan you summarize the reasons for threethe reasons for three problems Muckrakersproblems Muckrakers uncovered?uncovered? GOALGOAL
  • Directions 1. Prepare your “muckraking” notepads. 2. Conduct your field investigation. 3. Choose the focus of your investigative report. 4. Create a magazine or newspaper to inform the nation. 5. Report your findings to the class.
  • Prepare your “muckraking” notepads 1. Divide your paper in half. Fold it and then draw a line on the fold. 1. Divide the half paper into three sections. 2. Repeat on another piece of paper. 1: Problem title 2: Problem Description 3: Information about the Problem
  • Conduct your field investigation. Fill in your “notepad” For part 1: Examine the visual and written information. In this space, explain what problem you think you have uncovered. Use a headline style format. For part 2: Describe the problem using vivid and shocking language that will stir your reader into action. Write at least 2 sentences about the photograph. Also chose one sentence from the quotation excerpt that exemplifies the problem. Cite the quote. For part 3: Read the section in the textbook. Then, in this space, record at least four important pieces of information about the problem.
  • Choose the focus of your investigative report. Pick one of the four areas to focus on: Problems in cities and workplaces Slum Life The workplace Unsafe products Problems in the environment The landscape Natural resources Pollution Problems in politics Political Machines and bosses Local and state politics National politics Problems in society Social class African Americans Women Families
  • Research Your Issue Read the section for your specific topic. Problems in cities and workplaces Problems in the environment Problems in politics Problems in society
  • Can you write anCan you write an effective paragrapheffective paragraph about a problem atabout a problem at the Turn of thethe Turn of the Century?Century? GOALGOAL
  • Write Your Investigative Report 1/2 Your newspaper/magazine must include these elements: An appropriate and appealing title. A byline with group members’ names and an appropriate date from the time period. An introduction with a brief explanation of muckraking and an overview of what you plan to expose in the article. One article describing each of the problems you uncovered for your topic. Use vivid and shocking language. Each article should have at least five well- developed sentences, including at least three pieces of information from your notes, and a title.
  • Write Your Investigative Report 2/2 Your article must include these elements: A conclusion summarizing the reasons your readers should take action to address the problems you uncovered. A “photograph” for each article from your investigation with a brief caption. This can be a drawing you make or a photograph you download from the Internet. It should depict something you wrote about the article. It must be historically accurate. Add other clever and creative touches that will make your article more realistic.