2-12-07 Notes - The Progressive Era I. Consumer Society A....

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The Progressive Era I. Consumer Society A. Its Rise 1. Working for others and materialism 2. New Professions and education a) More people go into medicine, law, education, etc. 3. The City – Importance of geography a) Who you know becomes less important, and what you know becomes more 4. Problems with a consumer society a) Expectations – Children will live a better life than they do themselves. b) Role of Government c) Need for Reform i ) Roads are civilized B. Its Workers – Many more women join the workforce now. 1. Between 1901 and 1920 14.5 million immigrants a) Americanization b) Third of them Leave 2. Union Activity a) AFL – Strictly skilled workers, very exclusive b) IWW – Accepted almost everyone c) WTUL (Women's Trade Union League) – Mostly to help women in the workforce 3. Successes a) Worker's Compensation – Most states, not all b) Child Labor Laws – Number of hours restricted C. Reform 1. Maternal Reform a) Clubs and Organizations b) Women and Child labor issues c) Municipal Housekeeping – Usually lobbied their lawmakers, never really ran for
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 1116 taught by Professor Kmurphy during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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2-12-07 Notes - The Progressive Era I. Consumer Society A....

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