4.21.11 Notes - 4/21/11 Notes A. Political Reformers: a....

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4/21/11 Notes A. Political Reformers: a. Destroy the big city “Machines” and “Bosses” b. Return gov. to “The People”: i. Direct primary elections ii. Initiate, referendum, recall iii. “Australian” secret ballot iv. “Scientific”/Professional political administration: City commission-City Manager System v. Direct Election of U.S. senators B. Humanitarian Reformers a. Education reforms i. Professionalization of teacher training ii. Mandatory school attendance laws b. “Settlement Houses”- Jane Addams (Chicago) i. Urban Poor, Immigrants, esp. Women c. Young women’s Christian association (YWCA) d. Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) C. Women’s Rights and Protection a. Margaret Sanger- “artificial” Birth control b. Women’s suffrage-Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, etc c. Protection of women in the work place d. “White slave” traffic and prostitution Mann Act (1910) D. Generally Reject “socialist” solutions, but clearly oppose “laissez Faire” policies and support a. “positive” (activist) government E. Levels of Progressive Activities
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