Today, we will discuss early efforts made during the last stages of the Gilded Age & early stages of the Progressive Era to bring civil equality to the United States.
1) The Spoils System and Civil Service Reform
-Open up a Google Doc. -title the file Garfield's Reform & Sinclair's Jungle
- Title the first page The Spoils System and Civil Service Reform
-Define Spoils System and describe the origins of this term.
-Define Political Machines and describe the origins of this term.
-WATCH the VIDEO linked HERE. This video is super brief...you'll need to a bit more digging.
-Who was James A. Garfield and explain his efforts to end the Spoils System during his time in office?
-What was the Pendleton Act? What was it's aim?
-How does the "Model Office Seeker" political cartoon below relate to this topic?
-In the same Google Doc. start a new page and title it Muckraking expos(e) of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
-Read this excerpt of the novel linked HERE.
-WATCH the VIDEO linked HERE.
-What were the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act?
-Upton Sinclair once famously said, “I aimed at the nation’s heart but by accident hit it in the stomach.” Explain what Sinclair meant.
-Define Socialism and describe the origins of this term. Why do you think that the message of socialism never truly caught on with the American people?
Today, your group will finish up your Levels of Economic Activity charts.
Your group will then be doing a bit of research on Von Thunen's Land Use Model. You will:
A) Diagram the land use model - include at least 4 rings.
B) Summarize three main conclusions and at least two concessions or assumptions of the von Thünen model of agricultural land use.
C) Explain how the model is applied in different scenarios: ex.-Atlantic Seaboard of USA as urban center
D) Give an example and explain how the model works well today (Overlay model diagram over map of region). ***We will attempt a story map here using GIS so lets hold up with this step until further notice.***