January 10

Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, “Common Sense,” published anonymously

January 10, 1776

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  • Common Sense: The Rhetoric of Popular Democracy
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Common Sense: The Rhetoric of Popular Democracy

    This lesson looks at Thomas Paine and at some of the ideas presented in his pamphlet Common Sense, such as national unity, natural rights, the illegitimacy of the monarchy and of hereditary aristocracy, and the necessity for independence and the revolutionary struggle.

Robert Browning writes his first love letter to Elizabeth Barrett

January 10, 1845

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Bread and Roses strike begins

January 10, 1912

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  • The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories

    About a century has passed since the events at the center of this lesson-the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. In this lesson, students use primary historical sources to explore some of the questions raised by these events, questions that continue to be relevant in debates about American society: Where do we draw the line between acceptable business practices and unacceptable working conditions? Can an industrial-and indeed a post-industrial-economy succeed without taking advantage of those who do the work?