Which of the following best describes the federal government's response to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle? Congress immediately passed legislation that regulated the meat-packing industry. Congress passed legislation that regulated the meat-packing industry only after sending a team of government investigators to plants and slaughterhouses. Congress did not believe Sinclair and told the public that the facts in his book were false. Congress passed legislation that protected the leaders and business owners of the meat-packing industry.

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Answered by admin AT 01/06/2020 - 04:15 PM

The correct option is "Congress passed legislation that regulated the meat-packing industry only after sending a team of government investigators to plants and slaughterhouses."

The Jungle is a novel of 1906 written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878-1968), Sinclair wrote it in order to portray the harsh living conditions and exploitation of immigrants to the United States in the city of Chicago and similar industrialized cities. Even so, readers were more concerned about the exposure of unhealthy practices in the meat industry at the beginning of the 20th century, as a result of the research they did for a socialist newspaper.

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