9/18

Falcon notes. Cwod's class.

*NOTE: These notes are not guaranteed to be of quality, or accurate. These notes are an ever-changing work-in-progress contributed to by many*

  • JOKE: If the students who weren't in enriched last year get A's on the next test they don't have to come back to class, they just get A's in the course
  • JOKE: Cwod's 40-ft yacht
  • No quote today
  • Girls came in to speak about Youth and Government
    • Great on college applications, better than the average
    • Emulates House, Senate, Media, and the Judicial and Executive branches
    • "A lot more fun that it sounds"
    • Cwod had some applications today, will probably still be there Tuesday
    • Only miss one weekend
  • MAKE THE PORTFOLIOS UNIQUE!!!!!!1!!one1!
  • Showed Chapter 19 Power-Point with discussion
    • Picture of Railroad workers
      • Missing images of the Chinese people who did all the work
    • Many technological advancements began now
      • Elevators
      • Motion Pictures
      • Recordings
      • Railroads
      • Telecommunication
      • Refrigeration
    • Kids today are getting only a part of history. The "politically correct" one.
      • Edison only gets small part in textbook.
    • 6th most important event: Wright brothers fly first successful flight
    • Average Americans spent 21 hours on the TV over the weekend. Between 3pm Friday and 12pm Sunday. Cwod claims that TV hinders invention.
      • AUTHOR'S NOTE: I personally disagree, bright people won't waste their time watching TV
    • Labor groups finally pressure museums to stay open on Sundays
      • This is because the immigrants couldn't go during the week
    • EXTRA CREDIT: Visit the James J Hill house
      • Impressive place with large pipe organs
    • Robber Barons/Titans of Industry
      • Rockafeller was the Oil emperor
      • Carnegie was the steel emperor
      • Question to ask yourself: Did they live the American dream or rape the land?
      • Picture shown of kids working in a coal mine due to these men
        • You're a Republican if you think that they should have stayed in school and worked harder.
        • You're a Democrat if you think that it's wrong and that the Government should intervene.
    • Boston Massacre.
      • People killed for making simple demands. Such as a 5 day, 8 hour work week with a livable age.
    • Pullman Strike
      • Police kill 34 people
      • Eugene Debbs arrested. Socialist, put in jail, got 1 million votes for president whilst in prison.
    • Election of 1896
      • Democrats and Republican's values were reversed and their geographic locations switched.
        • This means that at the time Republicans were liberal and the Democrats were conservative.
      • The current system comes into effect about 20 years later.
    • Henry Ford
      • Invents Model-T
        • Only came in Black
      • Anti Semite
      • Would be considered a Robber Baron/Titan of Industry
      • Builds Detroit
        • 4th greatest city behind Chicago, Los Angeles and New York
      • Creates the assembly line
      • Paid $5 a day. That was twice as much as anyone else in the industry.
      • Created anti-semetic literature as a division of his company
        • A weekly newspaper was produced that talked about the "Jewish inferiority"
    • Teddy Roosevelt
      • Believed in a racially pure people
        • Not as prejudiced as many other Americans, but still was
      • "Science of races" taught as fact in schools. Mostly white men were in school
        • White men are on top
        • Then white women
        • Then black men
        • Then black women
        • Then the indigenous population
    • Minneapolis had 70% immigrant population
    • Showed a picture of children smoking cigars at the cigar factory at which they worked 10 hours a day for 6 days a week
    • Jacob Riis
      • Took photos of children starving in the city to send a message
    • REALLY IMPORTANT TOPICS: Ludlow Massacre, "Wobblies" (The Industrial Workers of the World), Palin the Populist, and the Cross of Gold speech
    • Cwod recommends the book "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson
    • John Hughes
      • Director of movies that showed how teenagers are
        • The Breakfast Club
        • Sixteen Candles
        • Ferris Buler's day off
          • Name is a homage to the 1893 Chicago's World Fair's Ferris Wheel
    • Women's Rights Movement
      • Started due to the fact that women were used as sexual objects
      • Margaret Sanger says that women should have birth control
      • Man and "Wife" has underlying meaning of Man and his possession
      • Women's movement will be completed when a woman is elected president
        • And so will a statue at the capital.
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