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history chapter 6
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From any political party; agreed that gov't should take a more active role in solving society problems.
problems in society
Society: filth, crime, poverty, unsafe working / living conditions, unhealthy foods, drinks, drugs
Business: monopolies eliminated competition, unsafe working conditions, poor treatment of workers
Expose corruption in business/government/social problems
what did Upton Sinclair and Jacob Riis write
i. Upton Sinclair The Jungle - exposed the conditions in the meat packing plants/factories.
ii. Jacob Riis How the Other Half Lives - exposed the extreme poverty of the working immigrants through his writing and photographs.
Right to vote for women, later guaranteed by the 19th amendment
how did progessives help child labor
passed a maximum hours children can work a day and minimum age requirements for child workers.
What tragedy helped further Progressives cause of health and safety codes
Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire - 150+ women burned to death; others crashed 7 floors to their death on fire escape (no state laws regulating fire codes / safety codes); Will lead to New York passing fire and work/living place safety standards; will significantly lower the death rate in New York due to their new safety standards.
another event happening during the Progressive era that mainly Christian women became a part of and blamed for crime, violence, and abuse against women?
Prohibition Movement - banning the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol beverages. In 1917, the 18th Amendment is passed which places Prohibition in effect.
law was passed to try and rid the country of abusive business practices?Was the law effective? Why not
? Sherman Anti-Trust Act; No, not effective because no one was enforcing it.
some more radical Progressives think should happen with our entire government/economic system? What is that?
Socialism - government owns and operates businesses.
how are trusts / monopolies bad for people and competing businesses?
Trusts and monopolies eliminate competition; they can then raise their prices to whatever they wish because there is no other company to compete against for customers.
Before he could continue his trustbusting ways, he was sidetracked by a huge situation in Pennsylvania. He felt he needed to get involved
Coal Miners strike of 1902 - winter is coming - if striking then no one is digging the desperately needed coal out of the ground. Will cause many to freeze. T.R. sent in arbitration to hear both sides and render a decision both sides were happy with. 1st time government gets involved in a business / worker dispute.
citizens can propose a law for the legislature to vote on.
a proposed law goes to the citizens to vote on.
citizens can vote to remove an elected official from office.
all people of a political party can vote for their party's candidate for an election. No longer a "political boss" appointing a person for the candidacy
direct election of senators. No longer appointed by our state legislature.
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