Degrees of union success is topsy-turvy.
Long-lasting labor reforms don’t happen until the 1920s
and 1930s, but were a response to this.
In response to the immigrant encalves, Jane Adams creates the
Settlement House Movement
: the best and worst of progressive America.
She offered daycare, soup kitchens, rudimentary education, but
also only offered American food, American English.
She didn’t promote ethnic identity; thought American culture
was the best for these immigrant populations. Thought American
ideals were the best.
This arrogance led to the Movement’s downfall at the
end of the 20
The YMCA, Red Cross, Salvation Army, were left to care for the
Part of the larger problem of
Organizations tried to fulfil a supportive role in
society when federal government was not
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
The mentality: One problem that one group caused was at the root of all
problems. So rampant, poverty, “sexual deviance,” prostitution was
thought to have the one root cause:
Thought they would create a better world.
People who thought this were impossible to talk to because they
viewed themselves as being on a Crusade; were amazingly
Constitution: Prohibition Amendment.
Led to Al Capone, Joe Kennedy and
Turned Chicago into the murder capital of the