Founder of settlement house movement o first american

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1860-1935. Founder of Settlement House Movement. oFirst American Woman to earn Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 as president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.oFounder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes.Hull House 1889o-Settlement home designed as a welfare agency for needy families. It provided social and educational opportunities for working class people in the neighborhood as well as improving some of the conditions caused by poverty.
o- Creation of places that offered social services to urban poor - often food, shelter, and basic higher education- Houses where immigrants can learn to assimilate into American culture--> idea of rapid Americanismo- beginning of social reform- restroom, public bathroom, nursery, theatre, public playground, gymnasium-settlement house founded by Progressive reformer Jane Addams in Chicago in 1889Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)oFirst federal action against monopolies to protect people’s health and welfare, it was signed into lawby Harrison and was extensively used by Theodore Roosevelt for trust-busting. However, it was initially misused against labor unionsoGovernment regulation of major corporations to create more competition, jobs, and prevent consolidation of industries at the hands of one large corporation. oEx: Standard Oil breaks into 43 smaller companiesMuckrakerso-A group of investigative reporters who pointed out the abuses of big business and the corruption of urban politics; included Frank Norris (The Octopus) Ida Tarbell (A history of the standard oil company) Lincoln Steffens (the shame of the cities) and Upton Sinclair (The Jungle)-1906 - Journalists who searched for corruption in politics and big businessoadvocates for reform and change. oTook on conditions of food, factories, poverty, and truth in advertisingUpton Sinclair (the jungle 1906)omuckraker who shocked the nation when he published The Jungle, 1906, a novel that revealed gruesome details about the meat packing industry in Chicago. The book was fiction but based on the things Sinclair had seen. Exposed dangerous working conditions and unsavory productsoPioneered muckracking.Food and Drug Act of 1906oRoosevelt signed this act the same year the jungle was publishedoProhibited interstate commerce in adulterated or misbranded food, drinks, and drugs. Government pre-approval of drugs is required.Jacob RiisoEarly 1900's muckraker who exposed social and political evils in the U.S. with his novel "How The Other Half Lives"; exposed the poor conditions of the poor tenements in NYC and Hell's KitchenoHis photography helped capture the hardships faced by the poor.Lewis HineoPhotographer who used his pictures to draw attention to social problems such as child labor and thepoor living conditions of immigrants in New York City.Triangle Shirtwaist Fire oMarch 1911 fire in New York factory that trapped young women workers inside locked exit doors; nearly 50 ended up jumping to their death; while 100 died inside the factory; led to the

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