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  • Urban Industrial Workers - 1,622 words
    Urban Industrial Workers As urban industrial workers expanded in the 19th century, industry and the industrial work force boomed as well. Workers , however, were met with difficult situations that ultimately led to violent outbursts. Low wages could not buy food and clothes at the same time and conditions in the work place brought about countless deaths and injuries. Growing number of immigrants caused the reduction of wages and insecurity of the workers caused unemployment. There were hostilities between workers, employers, and organizations and complaints of no social safety nets. Due to these chaotic dilemmas, union members decided to emerge as one, in order to overcome the corporations. ...
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  • Charlie Chaplin: Film As Information - 1,106 words
    Charlie Chaplin: Film As Information by Nicole T. Simonian (Business Economics with Accounting major) When a critic examines the silent films of Charles Chaplin a question that arises is whether the comedy he portrayed is a mockery of political and current issues, or a means to bring laughter to viewers. Silent films generated different emotions and thoughts since a spectator was simply watching actions rather than hearing an explanation through words. Information was cleverly construed this way and however the critic analyzed the information presented was an individual responsibility. In fact, Charles Chaplin once said, ..it is not the reality that matters in a film but what the imagination ...
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  • Early Strikes Of The American Labor Movement - 1,662 words
    ... tried and succeeded in dominating every aspect of its workers' lives. The company owned land, plants, houses, tenements, hotel, stores, bank, school, library, church, water and gas systems. "As employer, George Pullman determined wages, as landlord he fixed rents, as banker he collected savings," (Meltzer 150). George Pullman knew how to make a profit. He made his business highly profitable, and was running his town the same way. The town obtained its water from Chicago for four cents, but Pullman charged his workers ten. As for the gas he paid 33 cents for, he charged his workers $2.55. One worker said, "We are born in a Pullman house, fed from the Pullman shop, taught in the Pullman sc ...
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  • Economics Of Europe - 1,499 words
    Economics Of Europe The Effects of Post-Industrialism On the Political Economy of Western Europe The Decline of Corporatist Bargaining The sustained, high economic growth in Western Europe during the post-war period until 1973 led to dramatic changes in the region's political economy. As advances in transportation and communication extended the reach of international trade into new areas of the world, as technological advances allowed establishment of manufacturing facilities overseas, and as European real wages climbed to unprecedented heights, the industrial base that had served as the foundation for rapid Western European growth in the 1950's and 1960's increasingly moved to Western Europ ...
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  • Germany Analysis - 982 words
    ... States. One action taken by the company to reverse this sales decline is the introduction of a new, smaller, and less costly passenger car line in the United States (Martin, 1997).. Volkswagen, Germany (market share: 15.4 percent), Fiat, Italy (market share: 14.2 percent), and Peugeot, France (market share: 12.9 percent) hold the first three places in the European automobile market (Phelan & Feast, 1997). General Motors is the fourth largest seller of automobiles in Europe (market share: 11.8 percent), while Ford in number five (market share: 11.6 percent). Unlike the United States, where Japanese automobile manufacturers hold 27 percent of the market, the Japanese manufacturers have a ...
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  • Going Beyond A Pat On The Back - 1,040 words
    Going beyond a Pat on the Back Motivation Theory at Work in the Food Service Industry Americas love affair with restaurants has never been greater. According to Roy Alonso of the National Restaurant Association, there were over 750,000 locations offering food services of some sort in the United States as of 1997. It is estimated that half of all adults are foodservice patrons on a typical day, and over 43 cents of the consumers food dollar is spent at these establishments. In 1997, sales of restaurants of all types topped $286 billion dollars, and experienced a growth rate of twenty percent. However, all is no t well in the industry. With the national unemployment rate hovering around five ...
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  • Industrial Development In Pakistanintro - 1,189 words
    Industrial Development In Pakistan-Intro GROUP MEMBERS: 1. AHSAN SHAMIM. 2. ADEELA ASLAM. 3. MUNEEZA ANWER 4. SAAD IQBAL. TABLE OF CONTENTS. 1. INTRODUCTION 03 2. KINDS OF INDUSTRIES 04 3. INDUSTRIAL INHERITAGE.. 06 4. PHASES OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOMENT 07 5. IND. PROBLEMS AND REMEDIES 11 6. INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 17 7. DEVELOPMENT IN DIFF. INDUSTRIES 20 TEXTILE INDUSTRY 20 IRON AND STEEL INDUSTRY 33 AUTOMOBILES INDUSTRY 38 ENGINEERING INDUSTRY 43 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 47 ENERGY INDUSTRY 48 MINING AND QUARRYING INDUSTRY 52 FERTILIZER INDUSTRY 54 CEMENT INDUSTRY 57 PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY 60 8. CONCLUSION 64 9. ENDNOTES 66 10. ACRONYMS 67 DEDICATED TO ALL THE SINCERE AND SILENT INDUSTRIAL WORKERS O ...
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  • Labor Issues - 2,148 words
    Labor Issues Labor Unions: Aging Dinosaur or Sleeping Giant? The Labor Movement and Unionism Background and Brief History Higher wages! Shorter workdays! Better working conditions! These famous words echoed throughout the United States beginning in 1790 with the skilled craftsmen (Dessler, 1997, p. 544). For the last two-hundred years, workers of all trades have been fighting for their rights and seeking methods of improving their living standards, working conditions, and job security (Boone, 1996,p.287). As time went by, these individuals came to the conclusion that if they work together collectively, they would grow stronger to get responses to their demands. This inspired into what we kno ...
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  • Lenins Revolution - 803 words
    Lenin's Revolution At the start of the 20th century, the ruling Tsar of Russia had absolute power and his Government was corrupt, hence, the majority of the people were against him. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks Socialist Party wanted a revolution to overthrow the Government. Relative to these times, it was Lenin who directed the course of the oncoming Russian October Revolution. The outbreak of the unrest, in January 1905, found Lenin anxious to set down a novel strategy for revolution: the need for the proletariat (the working class) to win hegemony in the democratic revolution. He flatly declared to both major political parties of the time (the Bolsheviks and Menshevi ...
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  • Machiavelli - 1,345 words
    Machiavelli When you speak of Fidel Castro, what do you speak of? The Cuban Leader is not your everyday leader. To fully understand Fidel Castro you must have a firm foundation with which to work from. I will explore the political ideology of Fidel Castro by explaining what is in an ideology, Fidel Castros background, and his political position both before the Cuban revolution and presently. An ideology is a number of action-oriented, materialistic, popular, and simplistic political theories that were originally developed as an accommodation to the social and economic conditions created by the Industrial Revolution (Baradat 13). The action can be broken into a five-part definition for ideali ...
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  • Prohibition: The Legislation Of Morality - 1,189 words
    ... e United States (nc2a.htm) The war gave the prohibition cause new ammunition. Literature depicted brewers and licensed retailers as treacherously stabbing American soldiers in the back. Raw materials and labor were being diverted from the war effort to an industry which debilitated the nation's capacity to defend itself. It was urged that wartime prohibition would stop the waste of grain and molasses and would remove the handicap on worker's effciency. In this atmosphere the Wartime Prohibition Act was passed in 1918. It followed a series of federal laws such as the Wilson Original Packages Act and the Webb-Keyon Act. The Wilson Original Packages Act was passed on August 8, 1890, and pro ...
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  • Russian Revolutions Of 1917 - 1,114 words
    Russian Revolutions of 1917 Russian Revolutions of 1917 The abdication of Emperor Nicholas II in March 1917, in conjunction with the establishment of a provisional government based on Western principles of constitutional liberalism, and the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks in November, are the political focal points of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. The events of that momentous year must also be viewed more broadly, however: as an explosion of social tensions associated with rapid industrialization; as a crisis of political modernization, in terms of the strains placed on traditional institutions by the demands of Westernization and of World War I; and as a social upheaval in the broades ...
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  • Slave Life - 1,520 words
    Slave Life The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Slaves, owned by one in four families, were controlled from birth to death by their white owners. Black men, women, and children toiled in the fields and houses under horrible conditions (Katz 3-5). The slave system attempted to destroy black family structure and take away human dignity (Starobin 101). Slav ...
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  • South Africa - 1,118 words
    ... lso technical colleges. The people that live in Soweto transport to work by bus, train, taxi, and privately owned automobiles. The white population has two main segments. There are the descendents of the Dutch or British immigrants, and then there are the Afrikaners. The Afrikaners speak Afrikaans, this is a language that is resultant from the Netherlandic, Dutch, and Flemish. These people are descendents of the Boers, who were the earliest white settlers. These people migrated northward from the Cape Colony into the interior, this was because the farmers and cattlemen started competing with Bantu tribes for the rural pastoral lands. The British immigrants that spoke English started to i ...
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  • The Clock Stopped - 1,463 words
    The Clock Stopped This clock stopped at 8:15 am the morning of August 6, 1945 when America released the fatal forces of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Unfortunately the owner of this watch, Kengo Futagawa, was terribly burned and mortally wounded by the atomic forces as he stood only 1600 meters from the point of impact. Sad deaths like Futagawas are commemorated each year by various Anti-Atomic Warfare organizations that try to spread the realism and the devastation of Atomic Warfare through the told accounts of individual Hiroshima victims horrific stories. They, the people of Hiroshima paid an awful price as do many victims in the time of warfare, but their story is different because it was ...
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  • The Industrial Revolution Was Dawning In The United States At - 2,420 words
    The Industrial Revolution was dawning in the United States. At Lowell, Massachusetts, the construction of a big cotton mill began in 1821. It was the first of several that would be built there in the next 10 years. The machinery to spin and weave cotton into cloth would be driven by water power. All that the factory owners needed was a dependable supply of labor to tend the machines. As most jobs in cotton factories required neither great strength nor special skills, the owners thought women could do the work as well as or better than men. In addition, they were more compliant. The New England region was home to many young, single farm girls who might be recruited. But would stern New Englan ...
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  • The Industrial Revolution Was Dawning In The United States At - 2,336 words
    ... day-to-day welfare of their members and should not become involved in politics. He also was convinced that socialism would not succeed in the United States but that practical demands for higher wages and fewer working hours could achieve the goal of a better life for working people. This was known as "bread and butter" unionism. There was one outstanding exception to the pragmatic "bread and butter" approach to unionism which characterized most of American labor. This was the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a revolutionary labor union launched in Chicago in 1905 under the leadership of Eugene V. Debs. The IWW the overthrow of capitalism through strikes, boycotts and sabotage. Par ...
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  • The Roaring Twenties - 1,306 words
    The Roaring Twenties THE ROARING TWENTIES Americans, in the years following the end of World War I found themselves in an era, where the people simply wished to detach themselves from the troubles of Europeans and the rest of the world. During the years of the Twenties, the economy was prosperous, there was widespread social reform, new aspects of culture were established, and people found better ways to improve their lifestyle and enjoy life. The 1920's exemplified the changing attitudes of American's toward foreign relations, society, and leisure activities. Following the end of World War I, many Americans demanded that the United States stay out of European affairs in the future. The Unit ...
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  • The Tumult And The Shouting Dies, The Captains And The Kings Depart Kipling, The Recessional Mr Kipling Was Wrong War Does No - 1,227 words
    The tumult and the shouting dies, The captains and the kings depart. -Kipling, The Recessional Mr. Kipling was wrong. War does not always end with the last cry on the battlefield. World War I certainly did not. After the war formally ended on November 18, 1918, there was an ideological war still going on in the US. An ideological war which prompted mass paranoia and caused, among many other things, what would be known as the Red Scare, which began in 1919 and ended in 1921. Red Scare was the label given to the actions of legislation, the race riots, and the hatred and persecution of "subversives" and conscientious objectors during that period of time. It is this hysteria which would find i ...
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  • The Us 19001909 - 1,107 words
    ... gement whereby stockholders, often begrudgingly, transferred their voting power to a single group of trustees. Frequently, these trustees used their positions to line their own pockets (Angel, vol.1).Because of all the unfair business practices, Tammany Hall which was run by William M. Tweed, Roosevelt asked his congress for the establishment of a Department of Commerce and Labor to investigate corporate earnings and protect workers rights. Since the Civil War, business influences had dominated government to such an extent that big business practically ran the government (Angel, vol.1). In 1902, the first skyscraper was constructed. The Flatiron Building in New York City. It was the firs ...
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