Quote of the Week-
"“You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.”
― Progressive Muckrackers
“There is filth on the floor, and it must be scraped up with the muck-rake.”
-Teddy Roosevelt on the importance of Journalistic muckraking
"[All politicians are corrupt ...] An honest politician is one who, when bought, will stay bought.."
-Simon Cameron on corruption in government
"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half"
-Industrialist Jay Gould on his economic power over his workers
"If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard..., we shall fight them to the uttermost, ... we shall answer their demands for a gold standard by saying to them, you shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."
-Cross of Gold Speech by William Jennings Bryan
"Farmers need to raise less corn and more hell".
-Alleged advice given to western farmers by Mary Ellen Lease
""Mr. President, I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man, but as an American, and a member of the Senate of the United States.…I speak for the preservation of the Union. Hear me for my cause."
- Senator Daniel Webster supporting the Compromise of 1850 (His support for Clay's final compromise cost Webster his Senate seat)
"Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists."
-Thomas Jefferson at his 1st Inaugural Address seeking common ground with his opponents
"Damn JOHN JAY. Damn everyone who won't damn JOHN JAY. Damn everyone that won't put candles in the window and stay up all night damning JOHN JAY."
-Angry graffiti addressed to John Jay after word of his unpopular treaty on impressment reached the USA
"When the unhappy and deluded [colonists], against whom this [British] force will be directed, shall become sensible of their error, I shall be ready to receive the misled with tenderness and mercy!
-British King responding to the Olive Branch Petition
“We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.”
-British King explaining the American Revolution
"No one can prevent hurricanes, but prosperous communities (and students) are much better able to withstand them than poor ones."
“Unlike others before him, Oglethorpe felt the disadvantaged could be reclaimed if they were given a fair chance.”
-Nancy Isenberg on Oglethorpe's idea for a prison colony called Georgia
"He who does not work shall not eat."
-Captain John Smith establishing discipline at Jamestown, 1608
"These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished."
-Christopher Columbus who eerily foresaw the European
takeover of the New World
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
- Mae West
The Rho Kappa History Honor Society Induction will be after school in the Black Box on 2/18 from 5:30-6:30 pm.