Theodore Roosevelt - Organized Labor

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Theodore Roosevelt - Organized Labor

Theodore Roosevelt "Organized Labor"

The Issue President Roosevelt was an active supporter of the organized labor movement. While her feared of revolts from the laborers, he felt sympathetic towards the activist. After reading the novel, The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, Roosevelt felt he was obliged to help conditions in factories and cleanliness of the food packing industry.

Social IssuesOrganized labor are employees who are represented by a labor union. Labor unions are made to further the rights of workers in the factories. Factory life was harsh and cruel; with strict hours, bad breathing conditions, and dangerous machinery. The labor unions, organized labor, was created to improve the conditions of the worker's work space. This is clearly defined as a social issue, or an issue that involes people's feelings and lifestyles.

BackgroundPresident Roosevelt was born on October 27th, 1853 in Manhatten, New York. As a sickly child, his father was dissapointed in him. This made him deturmined to prove his worth to his father. Having been a genious in school, he strived to achieve great goals in politics. In his later life he became the govenor of New York. After his time as govenor, he soon ran for Vice President with President Mckinely. Though, after the assasination of Mckinely, Rossevelt had to take office, making him the 26th President of the United States. He is later regarded as one of thegreatest presidents to ever take office.

Sources For Pictureswww.openlettersmonthly.comwww.notable-quotes.comwww.dailyfinance.comSources for Informationhttp://www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/history/coalstrike.htmhttp://www.biography.com/people/theodore-roosevelt-9463424


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