Progesive Era Newspaper

By Natalie Sheehan

Plessy VS Ferguson

The issue was "Can the states Constitutionally enact legislation requiring persons different races to use "Separate but equal" segregated facilities?" What happened was Plessy sat in an all-white railroad car and he refused to sit in a all-black railroad car.


In the end Plessy was arrested and when he went to court and was found guilty. The supreme court ended up deciding that under the fourteenth amendment "Separate but equal" was now constitutional.
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Child Labor

Child labor was a big issue in the progressive era. During the industrial revolution children would work in horrible and dangerous working conditions for a small amount of money. Because kids are so small it was easy for them to fit in small spaces and or use their tiny hands to fit into small areas. Plus they knew hiring kids would mean they wouldn't have to pay them as much as they would an adult. About 18% of most American workers were 16 or under in the early 1900's. The horrible working conditions for most children is that caused the public to know and get involved. "The 1890 census revealed that more than 1 million children 10 to 15 years old, worked in America. That number increased to 2 million by 1910!" as you can see for a while things weren't looking too good. Until by 1929 every single state had banned children under the age of 14 from working. "36 states had laws that prohibited factory workers under 16 from working at night or more than 8 hours a day."
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Political cartoon

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Historical context- It is Teddy Roosevelt driving a screw in to a big man who is obviously wealthy and money is falling out of his stomach, plus his shirt says "The Trust" and teddy is known as the "Trust-buster"
Message- Hes the trust buster and he will bust ya
Intended audience- Basically anyone who thinks they can out do the trust buster himself

Womens fashion in the progressive era

Woman's clothes back then were mostly long skirts and long sleeve shirts with back small heels. Some of the clothes worn back then can be seen in cases at the DAR museum in Washington DC. Many ideas were brought up for "proper" feminine attire. Their fashion was definitely different then our style we have now a days.