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T. Roosevelt First U.S. president to ride in a submarine First president as president to travel outside of the country He was critical how the generals ran the war in Cuba so he didn’t get the Congressional Medal of Honor Russian Japanese war - Roosevelt was the person who brokered the peace between the two and for that was given the Nobel Peace Prize Muckrakers – journalist or photographer typically; revealing inequalities in society Jacob Riis 1849-1914 from Denmark Father was a teacher in Denmark Sell-educated Gets involved in the newspapers wrote a book called How The Other Half Lives, speaking about the poor Brought an understanding of what the people of the slums had to deal with Book presented to the American public that the people who lived in the lower East side were not born as criminals but the environment propelled these people to get involved in suspicious activity Upton Sinclair Wrote The Jungle in 1906, about muckraking in the meat packing industry 1878-1968 Lincoln Steffens 1866-1936 Graduated from U of CA Berkley Comes to NY and becomes a reporter for The New York Evening Post Writes a series of essays exposing the corruption within the city Published The Shame of the Cities in 1904 March 25, 1911 in NY The Garment worker Strike – mainly women who worked in ridiculous conditions protesting the work environment; as a result many owners of the factories signed with the union to address these conditions; particular factory being The Triangle Shirt Waist Factory didn’t want to change so they locked the doors from the outside to keep any rebel rousers from getting in and any women from getting out … someone dropped a match and started a fire. This fire produced some changes in NY law that went to national law: Red exit sign, Doors that open out, Enclosed staircases, fire sprinklers, venalation, lighting, washrooms and toilets, resulted in passing of child labor laws Frances Perkin First female to hold a cabinet level position in the government Emergency Quota Act of 1921 – capped the flow of immigration per immigrant group per year to 3% of the 1910 census Johnson Reed Act ( 1924 immigration act) – capped the flow to 2% in 1890 when the influx started