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Teaching The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era

The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era

Upton Sinclair published The Jungle in 1905 to expose labor abuses in the meat packing industry. But it was food, not labor, that most concerned the public. Sinclair's horrific descriptions of the industry led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act, not to labor legislation.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did the muckrakers use the written word to foment change?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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