Ludlow Massacre

The relationship between employers, employees, and government tend to be unfair at times. For instance, The Ludlow Massacre happened all because employees went on strike due to working conditions, but the employer did not want to change them because it costs money. The National Guard was sent in and killed several people and set fire to the tent towns that the miners were staying in. According to Woodie Gutherie’s (a famous folk singer) song, ” The Ludlow Massacre”, the National Guard killed 13 children by shooting at the tent towns and burning them. Godfrey Irwin (an eyewitness account of the massacre), claims that “… the militia dragged up their machine guns and poured murderous fire into the arroyo from a hieght by Water Tank Hill above the Ludlow depot.” When America be came industrialized, the relationship between the employers made the employees nothing numbers. They put profit before work conditions. The government had the responsibility of the people. In the Ludlow Massacre, the government was on the employer’s side. They did not protect the workers, which was a break in government. When employers and employees have conflict, the government should intervine for the greater good of the people, not just the wealthiest or the employers.

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Events Leading Up to the Civil War Timeline

 

This is a timeline with the events and struggles that happened before and after the Civil War. It goes from when slavery was brought to America to when it was abolished and they were given their unalienable rights.

http://www.dipity.com/jessmurphy32/Events-Leading-Up-to-Civil-War/?mode=fs

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Picture from “How the Other Half Lived”


This picture show how orphan children were left to fend for themselves. You can see the older sibling taking care of his brother. These orphans were often forced to grow up too fast and needed adult guidance, but no one was there to provide.

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Alternate Reality

 

In 1830, people looked at all Native Americans as animals and savages. They rationalized these thoughts with the assumption that they wouldn’t be able to Americanize as time passed. The Indian Removal Act promoted these thoughts by taking the indigenous population’s land and forcing them to move elsewhere. There were other routes that could have been taken and probably would have been more humane and respectful to the Natives.

Imagine that the Indian Removal Act was not passed. What would life be like. I am about to paint you a picture of what it would be like if we hadn’t passed such a terrible act.

The year is 1950. A Creek boy is playing in his yard with his white friends. Nico, the native child, is not looked at differently or treated any less than the other little white children. He goes to the same school and goes to the same church. He plays at the same parks and in the same creek as the other children. He lives in a small town in Arkansas. His neighborhood is diverse with many races, including Native Americans. Nico and his family are average citizens of America.

The Indian Removal Act was not passed in 1830. Congress passed another act, the Native Acceptance Act, in 1831. It states that all natives have the same rights as white citizens. The same laws apply to them. They are given the same treatment as the \whites. They are no longer to be looked upon as savage animals that are inferior to everyone else.

Because the Native Acceptance act was passed instead of the Indian Removal Act, natives are now treated the equally with all races. They can live wherever they want and always have. There has even been a native president. Natives have contributed so much to our culture. We have a better understanding of the native cultures and we get along very well. There aren’t any poor reservations that have drug and alcohol issues. The decision that we made in 1830 was not inevitable. This worked out much better and we don’t have that sick feeling in our stomach every time talk the Indian Removal Act.

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Mind Map

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I chose this picture because it represents freedom of religion. The first amendment gives you freedom of speech.

This picture represents the second amendment . The second amendment gives us the right  to bear arms.

This image represents the third amendment. It says that we don’t have to let soldiers stay at your house.

This picture represents the fourth amendment. It states that your house cannot be searched without a warrant.

This picture represents the fifth amendment. It states that when you are arrested or in court you have the right to remain silent.

 

This picture represents the sixth amendment. It states that you have the right to a speedy trial.

 

This picture represents the seventh amendment. It says that you have the right to a trial by jury.

 

This picture represents the eighth amendment. It says that no cruel punishment will be given in prison.

 

This picture represents the ninth amendment. It says that there are no rights reserved for certain people.

 

This picture represents the tenth amendment. It says that the powers not delegated to the united states are reserved for the states.

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This picture is showing that states cannot coin money. If states coined their own money buying and selling things would be nearly impossible because every state would have a different currency. There would be less interstate commerce because the states would not have the same type of money.

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