Unformatted text preview: focused more on protecting women and children than on granting benefits to everyone. Not all reform met with success at first. In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in NYC had a fire, by 1917 the 30 states had workers compensation laws on the books-thus…. . Alcohol was a target,….the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, founded by Frances E Willard, mobilized nearly 1 million women to make the world homelike and built the WCTU… The anti saloon league was a major ally. Soon, many towns would become dry but the cities still were wet because of the huge immigrant population from the Old World....
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- Spring '11
- Florence Kelley, American welfare state, Triangle Shirtwaist Company, settlement house movement…, newly founded National