A timeline of the progressive movement for the better treatment of the underclass and mentally ill in the early 1900 hundreds.
Created by Linyoa on Nov 11, 2010
Last updated: 11/11/10 at 02:52 PM
Tags: Progressivism Underclass Mentally_Ill 20th_Century
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In the face of a nationwide railroad strike, the Adamson Eight-hour act mandates a 8-hour work day, with additional pay for overtime for railroad workers.
Henry Ford enacts the $5 a day plan when many workers are making less in a week. The plan gave all of his workers a minimum wage of 5 dollars. The plan proved successful as all the best workers flocked to ford.
Theodore Roosevelt runs for the newly formed progressive party, nicknamed the “Bull-moose” party. He does not, however get reelected, as he has only 27% of the votes.
National Progressive Republican League founded, which included Theodore Roosevelt.
A large fire in the city of New York in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. It cause the death of 146 garment workers, mostly young women, and led to a series of laws and legislation increasing safety requirements. It also spurred the growth of the ILGWU.
The Supreme Court in the Danbury Hatters case limits unions’ rights to boycott. Also known as Loewe v. Lawlor.
Workmen’s Compensation Act provided accident and injury protection for federal
Upton Sinclair publishes The Jungle, exposing working conditions in the US. It addressed such things as the absence of government sponsored social programs, living conditions, and working conditions.
The Niagara Movement is inaugurated, advocating integration and equal opportunity for African Americans. Founded by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter.
After a convention of two hundred socialists, anarchists, and other radicals the IWW formed. The IWW aimed to abolish the wage system and unite them for there mutual benefit.
The united mine workers begin a strike in order to gain higher wages, shorter hours, and recognition as a legitimate union, however mine owners refused to even speak with UMW reps, in till Roosevelt intervened to end the strike. UMW got the wages, hours, and recognition they sought.
New York state passed a tenement house law that required fire escapes, light in dark hallways, and a window in each room.
The International Ladies Garment Workers Union was formed. The Union was one of the largest in US history, and played a key role in the progressive movement of the early 20th century.