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Theodore Roosevelt- Meat Inspection Act

The Meat Inspection Act is a law that gave the government power to inspect meat-processing plants to make sure the meat was safe to eat.
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Samantha Tuttle

on 1 November 2012

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Transcript of Theodore Roosevelt- Meat Inspection Act

Theodore Roosevelt- Meat Inspection Act! The Meat Inspection Act helped make food sanitary for people to eat. Teddy Roosevelt, the 26 president, was the one who pushed Congress into protecting American's health by passing the Meat Inspection Act. The Meat Inspection Act was passed in 1906 This legislation allows the animals to be checked before being sent to the slaughter house. All the animals to be slaughtered usually are: Horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and mules. Veterinarians would be allowed to check the carcasses of animals after they've been killed. Any Questions? A man named Upton Sinclair wrote a book called 'The Jungle.' 'The Jungle' was about how Upton Sinclair went as a spy to a slaughter house and studied people who slaughtered the animals and how unsanitary it was Upton Sinclair immediately sent Teddy Roosevelt a copy of his book.
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