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Julie Liebman

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Hi! I am a new member to the Encyclopedia Titanica site. I have a 13-year old daughter who is fascinated by the story of the Titanic. She wants to do her Social Studies project on the Titanic. The topic this year is "Tragedy and Triumph in History." Of course, we all know the tragedy of the Titanic. We are trying to incorporate triumph, such as the findings of the Senate hearings to improve rules and laws of sea travel. Does anyone have ideas they can help us with? Thank you so much.

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Jul 9, 2000
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>>We are trying to incorporate triumph, such as the findings of the Senate hearings to improve rules and laws of sea travel.<<

If that's the case, you might be rather unpleasently surprised. While there were some changes in maritime laws and regulations as a direct consequence of the Titanic's loss, there weren't as many as commonly believed.

Your daughter might find Allison Lane's article at https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/item/3620/ to be a useful starting point to give her some sense of direction.

She may also wish to read the full transcripts and the final reports in their actual context rather then just bits and pieces quoted in secondary source material. The good news here is that they are available on line at http://www.titanicinquiry.org/
 
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I would think establishment of the International Ice Patrol, 24 hour telegraph duty and the requirement of enough lifeboats for every passenger is a huge triumph in sea travel for passengers aboard ships.
 
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