1. “Radcliffe College Library Collection Relating to Ann Radcliffe, 1894-1977: A Finding Aid.” Radcliffe College Library. Harvard Library, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

Background: This is a documentation of the first scholarship given by Ann Radcliffe in 1643.

How I Used It: I showed how long scholarships and financial aid has been available to those in need. I used this source to show that people are helped when they are trying to achieve higher education even in the 1800’s  

2. “History of Student Financial Aid.” FinAid | FinAid for Educators and FAAs | History of Student Financial Aid. Fin Aid, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2016

Background: This a complete list of the long history of financial aid.

How I Used It: I gathered all the information about financial aid from this source. This source had a vast amount of information on the history of financial aid that was useful to my paper. I used this to also show that the government helps people that need financial help for school by granting them funds.

3. Michael Herring. “Child Labor in U.S. History.” Child Labor in U.S. History. Child Labor Public Education Project, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

Background: This source provided all the needed information on childhood labor and the beginning of child labor laws.

How I Used It: I used this information to show how America started to help people to get out of poverty. Child labor laws was one of the first steps to helping people out of poverty. I used this to show that with child labor laws children were able to get educated and get well paying jobs after school.

4. “Welfare Reform – Social Welfare Change.” Welfare System Reform. Welfare Info, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

Background: This source documents the kinds of governmental help through the Welfare Program.

How I Used It: I used this source to further explain the ways the government tries to help families who have little to no income. This source gives examples of different ways of government assistance and showing this assistance helped me show that the government creates opportunity for citizens to succeed.

5. “Heroin History 1900s.” Narconon International. Narconon, n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.

Background: This source gives the history on heroin’s origins and its addictions and uses.

How I Used It: I displayed the different effects heroin has on its users. I made a way to connect the dots between heroin poverty. Heroin is a drug that destroys more than the person using it. This sources gave me information that i used to show it’s destruction.

6. Staff, History .com. “The Great Depression.” History, 1 Jan. 2009. Web. 6 Nov. 2016.

Background: This source gives information on the great depression.

How I Used It: I used the information on the great depression to show why factory work started to decline. Factory work came to a decline when the Great Depression hit and I am using this source to show how it happened.

7. NPR. “Historian Says Don’t ‘Sanitize’ How Our Government Created Ghettos” Fresh air. 14 May, 2015. Web.6 Nov.

Background: This source is a broadcast and article that highlights the many ways the American government created ghettos.

How I Used It: I used it to show how America’s treatment of African Americans is the reason for us living in impoverished neighborhoods. The government have created curtain laws and acts to ensure that African Americans have a tough time surviving. This sources shows that ghettos and projects were created purposely.

8. Staff, History .com. “Slavery In America.” History, 1 Jan. 2009. Web. 6 Nov. 2016.

Background: This source gives the information on slavery.

How I Used It: I used this to show how slavery is the root cause of the mistreatment of African Americans in present day. The effects of slavery are still affecting African Americans in present day eventhough we are physically free.

9. White, Richard .. “The Rise of Industrial America.” The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Web. 06 Nov. 2

Background: This source shows the causes for the rises of the industrial revolution.

How I Used It: I used this source to show how the industrial age came about in America. The industrial age had a big impact on Americas economic system and I pointed out the positives and negatives from this source.

10. Western, Bruce. The Impact of Incarceration on Wage Mobility and Inequality (n.d.): n. pag. Harvard University, 1 Aug. 2002. Web. 22 Nov. 2016+

Background: This source shows the wage differences for ex-cons and average Americans.

How I Used It: I showed the similarities between the income of ex-cons in present days and ex-slaves. They are two very different things but they have a lot of similarities. It is easy to see the differences but the similarities could easily go unnoticed.

11. Legal Information Institute. “Stop and Frisk.” LII / Legal Information Institute. Cornell University Law School,  Cornell University Web. Accessed 31 Oct. 2016

Background: This source gives the information on the Fourth Amendment and stop and frisk.

How I Used It: I used this source to show how the government is stripping people of color from their constitutional rights as American citizens. Stop and Frisk goes against our Fourth Amendment right and I wanted to highlight unjust practices by the US government.

 12. Nicole Shoener, “Three Strikes Laws in Different States.” Legal Match, n.d.Web. 21 Nov. 2016.
Background: This source shows the reason for the Three Strike Laws and what states use them.
How I Used It: I used this source to show how sates in America are overpopulating their prison systems because of this law. The Three Strike Laws are designed to keep repeated offenders incarcerated and it is one of the main reasons for our overpopulated prisons.

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