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1 Do Now What are some laws that you would like to reform?

2 Objective SWBAT identify and define the steps that were taken to reform state and federal governments SWBAT identify and define the steps that were taken to reform state and federal governments

3 More Power to the Voters Direct Primary Instituted Direct Primary Instituted Citizens vote to select nominees for upcoming elections Citizens vote to select nominees for upcoming elections Initiatives Created Initiatives Created When you can vote on a proposed new law on the ballot of the next election by collecting voters signatures on a petition When you can vote on a proposed new law on the ballot of the next election by collecting voters signatures on a petition Referendum Created Referendum Created A process that allows citizens to approve or reject a law passed by legislature A process that allows citizens to approve or reject a law passed by legislature

4 More Power to the Voters Recall Recall Permits voters to remove public officials from office before the next election Permits voters to remove public officials from office before the next election 17 th Amendment 17 th Amendment Passed in 1913: Requires the direct election of United States Senators by the people Passed in 1913: Requires the direct election of United States Senators by the people

5 Reforms in the Workplace Labor Departments Established Labor Departments Established Provide information and offer dispute-resolution services to employers and employees Provide information and offer dispute-resolution services to employers and employees Workers accident insurance and compensation offered Workers accident insurance and compensation offered

6 Reforms in the Workplace Muller v. Oregon Muller v. Oregon Court upheld an Oregon law that limited womens work hours to 10 a day Court upheld an Oregon law that limited womens work hours to 10 a day Nearly 2/3 rd s of states outlaw child labor Nearly 2/3 rd s of states outlaw child labor Outlawed Child labor under the age of 14 Outlawed Child labor under the age of 14

7 TRs Square Deal Promised a fair shake for both the average citizen (through regulation of railroad rates and pure food and drugs) and the businessmen involved Promised a fair shake for both the average citizen (through regulation of railroad rates and pure food and drugs) and the businessmen involved Wanted both the employers and employees to be happy as to be as productive as possible (occured through arbitration and acts) Wanted both the employers and employees to be happy as to be as productive as possible (occured through arbitration and acts) However, he did not recognize unions However, he did not recognize unions

8 Antitrust Activism During his time as President, Roosevelts administration filed 42 antitrust suits During his time as President, Roosevelts administration filed 42 antitrust suits Roosevelt was not anti-business, just anti-trusts that harmed the public Roosevelt was not anti-business, just anti-trusts that harmed the public

9 Railroad Regulation Hepburn Act Hepburn Act One of Roosevelts greatest accomplishments while in office One of Roosevelts greatest accomplishments while in office Gave the Interstate Commerce Commission more powerthus they were able to regulate railroad rates Gave the Interstate Commerce Commission more powerthus they were able to regulate railroad rates

10 Protecting Public Health Both the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act created Both the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act created Required accurate labeling of ingredients strict sanitary conditions, rating system for meats Required accurate labeling of ingredients strict sanitary conditions, rating system for meats Came from Upton Sinclairs The Jungle, which was an expose on the meat packing industry in Chicago Came from Upton Sinclairs The Jungle, which was an expose on the meat packing industry in Chicago

11 New Labor Department Childrens Bureau created Childrens Bureau created Supported laws to benefit children Supported laws to benefit children Womens Bureau created Womens Bureau created Supported laws to benefit women Supported laws to benefit women Cabinet Level Department of labor added Cabinet Level Department of labor added Both the Womens Bureau and Childrens Bureau fell under this Department Both the Womens Bureau and Childrens Bureau fell under this Department

12 Protecting the Environment United States Forest Service established United States Forest Service established 200 Million Acres were set aside for national forests, mineral reserves and water projects 200 Million Acres were set aside for national forests, mineral reserves and water projects

13 New Constitutional Amendments th Amendment: Gave Congress power to establish income tax 16 th Amendment: Gave Congress power to establish income tax 17 th Amendment: Direct election of U.S. Senators 17 th Amendment: Direct election of U.S. Senators th Amendment: Prohibition of Alcohol 18 th Amendment: Prohibition of Alcohol th Amendment: Granted women full suffrage 19 th Amendment: Granted women full suffrage


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