Pure Food and Drug Act
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In 1906, the government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act to improve the quality of these consumer products. Choose this Topic to indicate how the changes affected him/her as a consumer and how he/she reacted to this legislation.
Reacting to unsanitary and unsafe conditions in the food and drug industries, the government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. Would you like to write about his/her experiences relating to it?
- Before the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was passed, the conditions in food processing plants were primitive. Did he/she or any of his/her family experience these products first hand? What were the results? Did he/she ever get sick because of poor quality?
- There were many debates over the Pure Food and Drug Act. Was he/she or any of his/her family members interested in the politics of the act? What was his/her role or position?
- The first Pure Food and Drug Act was passed in 1906. What were people's reactions to this? Were they relieved, angry, or upset? What was his/her reaction? Did this act give him more confidence in the food supply?
- Did the Pure Food and Drug Act directly affect him or his/her family? In what ways? As a worker or as a consumer?
- In 1938 the Act was revised to include cosmetics, thus becoming the Pure Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. What did he/she and those around him think about this? In what ways did it affect him?
- Was he/she involved in a business that the Act directly affected, or as a consumer, how did he/she feel he/she was affected by this Act?