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A reform movement in the 1900's widened a gap between the rich and the poor
Founded in 1893 by the reform-minded scotch-Irish immigrant S.S. McClure helped spread reform message.
The daughter of an independent oil producer. Her fathers company went bankrupt by John D. Rockefeller. She began her career as a writer.
1904 documented urban political corruption in "the shame of the cities".
Ray Stanner Backer
Toured the nation in 1904. Examining the plight of African Americans. "Following the Color line".
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
1911, an incident that happened when about 140 people died to poor working conditions which led to an increased safety regulations for businesses.
Freedom of Contract
The freedom to negotiate the terms of their employment.
Muller vs. Oregon
1908, a case where an employer challenged the 10-hour-workday law that florence Kelley had helped push through the oregon legislature.
A work place where all the employees must belong to a union
The system under which the government or worker cooperative own most factories, utilities, and transportation and communication systems.
International Ladies' Garment Workers Union
(ILGWU) 1900, New York City, to unionize workers mainly jewish ad italian immigrant women who were employed in sewing shops.
Workers have the option to be a part of a union or not.
Industrial Workers of the World
(IWW) 1905 in Chicago they opposed capitalism.
Union leader explained in his autobiography how mining companies controlled the lives of their workers.
Worked to get child labor laws in place to prohibit how much they work or limit.
Women's trade union league organizer, argued that only a strong working-class movement could bring real change to the work place.
Louis D. Bradeis
Brilliant lawyer who worked on Muller vs. Oregon case.
William "big bill" Haywood
IWW leader denounced AFL's cooperation with business owners and its failure to include unskilled workers
A ban on the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.
Women Christian Temperance Union
(WCTU) Led the crusade against alcohol.
Barred the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages 1917, ratified in 1919. repealed in 1933.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) An organization dedicated to ending racial discrimination.
National Urban League
Fought for racial equality. Founded in 1910 by concerned African Americans and white reformers. Worked to improve jobs & housing.
Society of American Indians
1911, A group of 50 American Indians, most of the middle class professionals.
Leading architect and city planner, produced a plan for redesigning Chicago.
An Ex-ballplayer, preached that saloons were "the parent of crimes and the mother of sins".
Headed the WCTU from 1879-1898 made the union a powerful nation force for temperance moral purity and the rights of women.
W.E.B Du Bois
African American leader, wrote a book "The soul of black folk". Organized a series of pan-African congress that attracted black leaders.