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Oct2,2019Progressive Era 1900-1920sMiddle class “progressive” reformers took control of government and used it to address the worst effectsof industrialization (Gilded age to more regulations done by government)Middle class were reformers-Time, money, education, political power-workers don’t have a choice (immigrants, poor, little edu.)-1% elite didn’t really care everything was goodProgressive: believe they could make things better or own ability to improve things-scientific & control of the governmentTriangle Shirtwaist Company-“shirtwaist kings” women’s blouses-by 1911 rented top 3 floors of Ash Building -fire broke out & killed a lot of people (146 mostly women) within 15 min which started by match or cigarette- nothing to help stop the fire-bigger impact because it was a modern workplace factory & unexpected-owners arrested for manslaughter for not having safety measures but not guilty-leads to outcry 7 whole series of labor laws at state level that start to improve thingsLabor reforms--worker compensation law: get help until get better--workplace safety laws: laws to make places safety regulations obligatory-until 1970 there was a federal safety workplace is created--minimum wage only 13 states by the 1910--Child labor laws--8 hour day, 40 hour week-more productive-customer loyalty-no injuries-other factories start doing it too-capitalism begins ideas and then laws start cathing up to this decisions

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