The Ludlow Massacre

The relationship between the employees and employers during the Ludlow Massacre , is so different then the relationship between the employees and employers now. Back during this time before the industrial revolution, the employers didn’t treat the employees good at all. They didn’t treat them good because they didn’t care about them at all. The only thing they cared about was their profit.

According to Woodrow Guthrie the Ludlow Massacre was a “mini war” where the state militia (today the national guards) went on a killing spree, killing the employees (there job was mining) . To defend them selves against the shooting, they dug trenches under their tents so when they shot at them they would just go in the trenches. One night when they were all asleep the national guards put gasoline on the tents and burned them down. They tried to get in the trenches to stay safe, but got trapped and died. A lot of people died, including 13 children.

The relationship between the employees and the government is not a healthy relationship at all. The government is suppose to care about the people no matter their color or job. That was not the case in this situation.

this is a picture of Woodrow Gathrie, the singer of the song about the Ludlow Massacre.

this is a picture of Woodrow Gathrie, the singer of the song about the Ludlow Massacre.

This is a picture of women and childern who are victoms during the Ludlow Massacre. They are also standing infant of their tent that they live in.

This is a picture of women and childern who are victoms during the Ludlow Massacre. They are also standing infant of their tent that they live in.


Jacob Riis “How the other half lives”

This picture was taken and published into a book by Jacob Riis. Jacob Riis was an immigrant himself, but was lucky enough to get a job and get back on his feet, unlike the people in this photo. This photo shows how these people where living, in crowded, un sanitary, and over populated areas. In this picture you can see all the dirt in the room and on the walls, and most importantly on the people. It looks as if it is cold outside, because every person in their is wrapped in blankets. It looks like most of theses people in the picture are sick in some way. One disease that was very  common in the slums of New York City, was tuberculosis, or know as the white plague. When Jacob Riis published these photos in “how the other half lives,” it really awakened the weather people in New York. Jacob Riis work helped spark a new approach to reporting called “muckraking” that eventually led to the progressive era, and led to a reform movement tho improve the conditions they are living in.

Indian Removal Act

1. On May 28, 1830 The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson. This Act was signed to remove the Indian’s and their tribes from their native lands, because southern states wanted more land. Most people in the south and most all congressman and presidents where in favor of signing this Act.

2. The largest state in the south, Georgia, rationalized why they wanted the Indian Removal Act to be signed. Georgia wanted more land because they were being greedy.

3. The legislation that gave legal merit to this policy was the Indian Removal Act, signed in 1830.

4. After the Act was signed, tens of thousands of Indians and their tribes where forcibly moved west from their native lands.

5. The Indian Removal Act was not an efficient Act. The only reason congress signed the Act to remove the Indians, was simply because the Indians were not American.

If the Indian Removal Act didn’t pass then we would have a whole different type of United States. The Indian people and their tribes would be living in the south. If Indian people where living and going to school with other people in the south, our lives would be changed. I don’t think people would treat them very well. Our society already bully’s other diversities such as African Americans, and homosexual people. If we still had Indians living in the south they might never get rid of their culture, and might still be living in tee-pees. This is a fictional representation of how the United States would be if we didn’t pass the Indian removal act. If President Jackson had not sided with Georgia to remove the Indians, they would still be living in the south.

Hi my name is Ellery, but I go by Elle. I live with my family in Atlanta, Georgia. I am 14 years old, and in the ninth grade. I go to a private school with six of my best friends, who I have known for my whole life. Hansa, one of my best friends, is an Indian. Every weekend all sixth of us will spend the night, and occasionally we go to Hansa’s house. She has pictures all over her house of her and her ancestors. A lot of pictures have men with guns and spears, and a big bison dead on the ground rite beside them. One time we went over there and she showed us the dress her culture wears when they all come together. It is very big, and has a lot of jewelry on it; it also comes with a really big-feathered headpiece. She said sometimes she wears it when she goes over to her grandparents to eat, or for a party. She looks very different then we all do, she has very dark skin, and black hair. My mother told me when I was 10 years old, that the president and congress where going to sign a policy, saying Indians had to be removed from their homes and move westward. She said that if that Act were signed Hansa wouldn’t be my best friend. She also told me that instead of the policy being signed, the president and congress signed a policy saying that Indians couldn’t have the same rights as the white, African Americans, and other culture people. One right they couldn’t have was the right to vote.

Hansa told me that their culture and people don’t have as much rights or freedom as I do. She said that when they came together for a meeting once, they were discussing about rebelling against the government, but they where too scared that they would sign the Act and would be removed from their homes. This is very different than what really happened. In this story Indians live in the south, but have a policy that limits them from having equal freedom and rights as I do. Right now in the real world there are no Indians living in the south, they all live in the west, because the Indian Removal Act was signed.

Mind Map

Jeffersons First Inaugural Address is what i did my mind map on. I did three main points with three subtitles on each. Also with the three main topics, i had a quote with them. My three main topics were, united citizens, good government, and foundation of presidency.

10 Amendments

1. Freedom of speech, press, religion and petition


The first amendment states the every American has the right to freedom of speech, the freedom to press, and the freedom to religion and petition.

2. Right to keep and bear arms


The second amendment states that every American has the right to keep a gun with him or her. This amendment shall not be infringed

3. Conditions for quarters of soldiers


The third amendment states the every American doesn’t have to take care of the soldiers in war. By take care I mean like letting the soldiers stay in their home, or buying them a home

4.Right of search and seizure regulated


The fourth amendment states that every American has the right to have what every person, people and other private stuff in their homes, and not have it inspected or searched

5. Provisions concerning prosecution


The Fifth Amendment states that every American shall not be held to answer for a capital. Also no person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. The person shall not in any criminal case be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property.

6. Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.


The sixth amendment states that every American accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, wherein the crime shall have been committed

7. Right to a trail by jury


The seventh amendment states that the right of trial by jury shall be preserved. A jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law

8. Excessive bail, cruel punishment


The eighth amendment states that every American cannot be excessively bailed, no excessive fines, and no cruel punishments.

9. Rule of construction of constitution


The ninth amendment states that every American shall not be denied certain rights or disparage others retained by the people.

10. Rights of the states under constitution


The tenth amendment states that powers not temporarily granted to the  federal government by the Constitution and/or the Bill of Rights, are still the property of individual states within the union



We are the 99%

By: H Greer

The Occupy movement started in the United States on September 17, 2011. Hundreds of people camped out in Zuccotti Park, and were protesting on Wall Street. They were protesting against corporate greed, social inequality and the rising power of banks and corporations. The people had many slogans, but the main one used through out the protest was, “we are the 99%.” The 99% referred to the have not’s, the majority of American citizens. The other 1% referred to the haves: the wealthy, the banks, the mortgage industry, the insurance industry, etc. As the unemployment rate was rising, the Occupy movement demanded action from Congress to create more jobs through the jobs bill and to give more unemployment benefits to the unemployed.  Just as the unemployment rate was rising, so was the number of foreclosures on homes. Occupy movement members rallied around an 80-year-old woman in Miami who defaulted on her home mortgage and saved her from being evicted from her home.  The continued protests of the Occupy members around the country rally around the have not’s to create equality in spite of the rich getting richer.

After the original Occupy Wall Street protest took place in New York City, many other cities in the United States started to join in with protests of their own. Some of the cities included were Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Boston and even Little Rock. The number of protesters has gotten smaller since the original protest, but the Occupy movement is still going on around the United States. For the Occupy movement’s one year anniversary, the activist are going to surround the intersections of the New York Stock Exchange to show people that the movement is still active and people still care.

The Occupy movement was an example of the citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. The First Amendment was an amendment in the Bill of Rights. It stated that all citizens should have the freedom of speech, and freedom to a peaceful protest. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. “  The movement has tested these rights in many cities.  Local city officials have forced the protestors out of their original protest sites and in many cities they have used police forces to shut the protests down on the grounds that they were trespassing and breaking the law.  Many people have begun to look down on the protestors and consider them a nuisance instead of a voice for the people.

I think that the Occupy movement is a good protest. I think that what the hundreds of people are fighting for is correct. I believe something must be done to reduce unemployment and to stop the economy from spiraling out of control. The banks and large corporation should not be profiting from people’s misfortune. As a democracy it is important that we Americans speak our opinions and have a say in the government.

Do you think public protesting is an effective method to change people’s minds? Do you think the Occupy movement is accomplishing the goal they set? Should people be allowed to protest on public property?

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