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A portrait of Jacob Riis, an early photojournalist, who exposed the living conditions of the poor in New York City by pairing his photographs of working men, women, and children with stirring descriptions and statistics of poverty.  “Jacob A. Riis, a Portrait.” Library of Congress. From http://www.neh.gov/news/jacob-riis-and-the-other-half

Jacob August Riis was a Danish American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer.

James Buchanan, Jr. - 15th President of the United States

James Buchanan - President of the United States He served as Secretary of State under James K. Polk and Minister to Great Britain under Franklin Pierce. Buchanan is criticized for not dealing more forthrightly with the buildup to the Civil War.

Woodrow Wilson Had A Ph.D. To date, he's the only president to hold a doctorate degree, making him the highest educated president in the history of the United States. He was awarded the degree in Political Science and History from Johns Hopkins University. He also passed the Georgia Bar Exam despite not finishing law school.

44 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents

"Claims of policy assert that specific policies should be instituted as solutions to problems" Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points speech is a prime example of multiple claims of policy. He advocated many solutions to problems plagued by the United States.

Andrew Carnegie was the founder of US Steel and one of the wealthiest men who ever lived.  His true fame was his call on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated wave after wave of philanthropy.

Andrew Carnegie was the founder of US Steel and one of the wealthiest men who ever lived. His true fame was his call on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated wave after wave of philanthropy.

Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell, the progressive era "muckraker" who's expose on Standard Oil led the Supreme Court to break its monopoly. She was also the only woman in her graduating class at Allegheny College in

Florence Kelley, one of the early advocates for child labor reform. In the 1890s, she became one of the first factory inspectors in Illinois. "Florence Kelley." Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science. http://www.csiss.org/classics/content/35

Florence Kelley, one of the early advocates for child labor reform. In the 1890s, she became one of the first factory inspectors in Illinois. "Florence Kelley." Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science. http://www.csiss.org/classics/content/35

Are the poor blessed? See my blog post at https://theamericanplutarch.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/blessed-are-the-poor/

1850 to 1900 - Books That Shaped America

"Ida Tarbell - Intelligent, meticulous researcher, considered to be the first female investigative journalist. Credited with the downfall of the most powerful man in America at the time, John D. Rockefeller, and the break up of his Standard Oil monopoly by exposing ruthless company practices. Also famously authored an extensive biography of Lincoln."

Ida Tarbell is considered the first female investigative journalist. Credited with the downfall of the most powerful man in America at the time, John D. Rockefeller, and the break up of his Standard Oil monopoly by exposing ruthless company practices.

Follow the accomplishments of Eugene V. Debs, labor organizer and five-time Socialist Party candidate for U.S. president, on Biography.com.

June Railroad union leader Eugene Debs speaks in Canton, Ohio, on the relationship between capitalism and war. Ten days later he will be arrested under the Espionage Act and eventually sentenced to 10 years in jail.

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.                  Mary 'Mother Jones' Harris

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1837 – November was a prominent American labor and community organizer, who helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World. (Yes, the magazine is named after her)

Henry Bessemer

1854 Henry Bessemer found a way to convert iron into steel, which was both stronger and lighter than iron. This made it possible to build huge structures such as bridges and ships.

Halsted - changed the face of surgery in many regards.

William Stewart Halsted A true pioneer of century medicine.

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