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1 Food industry Problem: No inspections of factories or quality of product Businesses “fatten” bottom line by decreasing quality Example- meat industry

2 Proposed solutions Meat Inspection Act~ – Guaranteed that the government inspects all meat – Factories closed or fined if not following regulations Pure Food and Drug Act~ – Made sure what was advertised was in the product, and what was in the product was advertised. – Both are still effective in society today

3 Workers problems Problems: –H–Hours –W–Wages –I–Injuries –C–Conditions Example: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

4 Proposed solutions Adamson act~ – Set the working hours – Example: Railroad workers will work an average of 8 hours a day (6 days a week) Minimum wage laws~ – Each state sets the minimum wage – Based on each states’ economy Workman’s compensation insurance~ – Receive money for each week out of work if injured on the job – Could not be fired if hurt on job

5 Muller vs. Oregon (1908) –L–Louis Brandies –P–Persuaded the Supreme court to pass laws protecting women’s weaker bodies from certain work conditions –H–Hailed a success –C–Closed women out of “male” jobs Workers gain control in work place

6 Political problems and solutions Problem: –N–Need to regain power lost by the people –P–Political Machines & Corruption Spoils system Voters have little to no power (senators part of “millionaires club”) Political Bosses and individuals ran the cities as their own Kingdoms

7 Proposed solutions 17 th amendment State Level – The initiative enables citizens to draft laws and constitutional amendments and place them on the ballot for a popular vote. – The referendum provides for a popular vote on laws passed by the legislature. – The recall allows citizens to remove elected officials from office. Australian (“Secret”) Ballot

8 Social problems Problem: – Tenement and slums – The poor – Conditions in the cities

9 Solutions: Housing regulations ~ – Each large city passes own regulations Settlement houses~ – Set up to help poor and immigrant assimilation – Provide temporary relief – Ex. Hull House Salvation army~ – Provided food, clothing, shelter to the needy

10 alcohol Solutions: –1–1 8 th amendment~ –T–T emperance movement~ Women’s Christian Temperance Movement Leader Carrie Nation Nation divided into “wet” & “dry” “dry” controlled congress in 1919

11 Women Women defining a new social role More active in unions and organizations Wyoming 1 st state to give vote to women (1869) Took 72 years for all states to allow women to vote –1–1 st demand at Seneca Falls, NY in 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Susan B. Anthony Carrie Chapman Catt Alice Paul

12 Woman’s Suffrage Political reformers want the woman’s vote This would change the tone of elections Many were afraid woman would be a second vote for their husband


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