However, these policies were not enough to bring about great reform at the national level, as injustices, such as racism, continued to plague American society in the 1920s. Many actions taken to regulate conditions failed. Similarly, for child labor there were legislations passed such as the Child Labor Act, but many mines and factories still used young children to do dangerous and hard work. All the responses are somewhere from the remarkable world wide website. Although Taft led some important reforms, his later conservatism made reform efforts during his presidency fall short of the ideals held by many of the Progressives. Clearly, nearing 1920, voters were less and less enthused by reformers, and found less reasons to vote.
In a lot of factories, there were children who began working at very young ages. Although efforts to place limitations on child labor occurred, they were routinely thwarted by the courts, and invalidated it in 1918. During World War 1 as many as 400,000 black men had served for the country. Roosevelt then progressed to attack trusts by enforcing the Sherman Antitrust Act. While this was a futile attempt by the federal government to control child labor laws, it kept the ideas in the backs of people's minds.
And even though women won the right to vote in 1920, the percentage of voters that year decreased over 10% since the previous presidential elections. On a national level, these new changes in voter participation only gave the public more control over the senate elections. For example, no progress was made on child labor during Roosevelt's presidency Document C. It had only a limited effect, however, because it was unable to control the activity of banks and railroads, two of the most powerful industries in America. Take the beam out of our own eye. Although the reform movement could have continued past the Great War, post-bellum America was too shook to continue the reform movements and the doors were opened for a whole new era from the one started by muckrakers and reformers, Roosevelt and Wilson. The reformers were more successful with improving working conditions in the meat packing industry.
Progressive reformers worked to improve working conditions for Americans. However Wilson did little to protect it from conservative assaults, which greatly weakened it. This was a great victory for labor, as they were now seen as people rather than working machines. The President along with Congress was able to lead their people towards prosperity by listening to their concerns and play an active role. It wasn't until later on that the Child Labor Act was eventually passed.
As in Document A, Roosevelt is depicted as a hunter, conquering the bad trusts, and letting the meek good trusts alive. On the other hand, Roosevelt's willingness to let J. Lastly, reformers of labor issues only saw limited gains in their movement. The delay of progressiveness when it came to other reforms such as those demanded by both women and blacks prevented the Progressive Era from being as effective as it could have been. During the progressive era, the federal government and various reformers were only able to create a limited amount of improvement to American society as the improvements made all had little significance in their role of changing and improving society. Morgan, Taft dissolved the U.
Roosevelt was the first president who fought against trusts and enforced many of the Progressives' ideas. Trust-busting was really the first Progressive ideas that was initiated. While progressives like the Muckrakers were able to shed light on many topics for reform, they were only able to bring about limited change. This era was known for the age of reform. The federal government has much to gain from the progressives too.
It was marked by Theodore Roosevelt's 7 and a half years in office, the Rough Rider put it upon himself to make the first strides towards reform. She asked why the government was doing nothing to prevent this situation and help the children. Rapid changes after the Civil War brought on a need for economic, social and political reforms. The Ludlow Massacre, a confrontation between western miners and state militia and the Boston Police Strike of 1919 exemplify that tensions still existed between workers and employers. As time passed, however, Taft began to ally himself with the conservative wing of the Republican Party. The movement moved farther and farther away from what it had originally had been when presidents began co-opting them to appeal to the people.
This was a tremendous movement for women to express their concerns and opinions to the national government. The lack of public support is shown with the voter percentages. This was a movement that had not just one but many faces that ranged from people as big as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson to people like Jane Addams that accomplished so much. Ideas that had been proposed for decades were finally put into action. They also focused on byproducts such as immigration, urban growth, growing corporate power, and widening class divisions. The war also created great social turmoil for the working class, as labor union membership soared and there were an increasing number of strikes and unhappy workers.