MeatMan: I have finally done it! Vermenace no more! Thanks for the BaloneionylthreonylglutaminylarginylisoleumMr.Clean: No problem, now we must clean up this mess of a situation as soon as possibleInspectress: I will discuss these matters to president Roosevelt. i think he will be very interested in our findings...
Back in the 1900's, Meat was kept under very disgusting conditions, to the point where rat dung and various chemicals were being consistently thrown on meat, while the workers remained oblivious because they could not see very well in the dark storage places. This was a big problem, because meat was not only shipped throughout the U.S, but the entire globe as well! Soon, there was public outrage over the book "The Jungle" published by Upton Sinclair that went over working conditions in factories and food treatment. It was such a big deal that even president Roosevelt read it! He took the ideas of Sinclair into consideration, and proposed the Meat Inspection Act of 1906. This act authorized the department of agriculture to inspect meat. It also gave authorization to inspect shipped meat.
Inspectress: Mr.President! the M.I.L and I have defeated Vermenace, the mastermind behind the messy condiionsRoosevelt: Wait...what do you mean messy conditions? VERMENACE??? I NEED AN EXPLANATION!!!!Inspectress: We do have this book you might be interested in reading about. called The Jungle which showcases poor workers and food conditions in it. it's quite the eye opener, please do something!What?!? Food is being exposed to chemicals and other rancid things? I must do something about this right now!
Roosevelt: My fellow Americans. I have delved into this book also known as "The Jungle". Reading about these conditions and doing about it will do us no justice. So I would like to propose the Meat Inspection Act. That way, Americans can consume proper food without the fear of getting sick!
How does this impact us today? Well, it does for a variety of reasons. For one, it ensures that there won't be any nasty things in our meat, like excrement or chemicals such as borax. It also makes sure that we would be less prone to disease because meat would be inspected by the department of agriculture to make sure everything is good to go and it hasn't been tampered or dealt with poorly. to not just you and I, but to others around the world as well! So next time you consume any sort of meat here in America, be thankful that Roosevelt and progressives pushed for better food conditions and you aren't eating rat poop!
Roosevelt: I would like to express my gratitude to you three individuals: the meat inspection league. Without you guys, this could have never been accomplishedMeatMan: Of course Mr.President! We will stop at nothing to make sure our nation is safe! Roosevelt: You three individuals truly made america MEAT AGAIN!!!!
EXPLANATION CONTINUED // ENDAuthors: Arthur Tallet, Vincey Fiorillo, Aliyan AlamU.S History Period: 3 11/4/2019