Included in the Midterm Exam is a three-part essay question. The excerpt from Chapter 14 of The Jungle will provide the basis for answering that question. The Jungle excerpt can be found in the Pearson Reader selection under Unit 6–The Progressive Era. For questions part 1 and 2, do not use outside sources–just the excerpt I have provided you from The Jungle, Chapter 14, along with the lecture notes and textbook in a supporting role, if necessary.
You may use outside resources to answer part three of the question below. If you do, be certain to put the information in your own words, rather than plagiarize.
Here is your essay question:
Based on the excerpt of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle in the Virtual Reader, as well as your textbook and lecture notes, answer these three questions in three separate paragraphs:
Part 1: List and explain one way that the meat packing industry in Chicago abused its workers. As part of your response, provide at least one direct, multi-sentence quote from The Jungle, the lecture notes, or the textbook to support your answer. Provide the page (or at least the chapter) citation for your block quote.
Part 2: List and explain one way that the meat packing industry in Chicago defiled the meat they were in charge of. As part of your response, provide at least one direct, multi-sentence quote from The Jungle, the lecture notes, or the textbook to support your answer. Provide the page (or at least the chapter) citation for your block quote.
Part 3: What protections do we have in place today to keep similar abuses from occurring to our workers or the products they produce? (You may use outside resources to obtain this information).
Do not copy material from the web and represent it as your own. This will get you a grade of 0 for the entire Midterm Exam. Do not even use material for your essay for parts 1 and 2 that does not come from the resources provided in this course (lecture notes, PowerPoints, textbook, monograph, Virtual Reader). Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are expected.