"Always eliminating corruption in America!"
Sidekick: Ida B. Wells "The Wellest"
She argued for women's suffrage allowing them to vote. She wasn't racially prejudice and was one of the more educated women who became a journalist.
Villain: The Fighting Economy
Kept on making changes to economy
- Farmers planted too much food
- Farmer profits fell because of the drop in prices
- Political bosses stole money for personal gain
- Railroad charges kept on increasing
- Businessmen often were unable to pay back loans, which led to their land being seized and putting them out of business.
- Woodrow Wilson established the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914, which prevented unfair business trade practices.
- Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916, provided low interest rates to farmers that needed a loan.
- The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, regulated railroad prices so that small business could also afford the use of trains for inter-commerce.
- Clayton Anti-Trust Act of 1914, sought to prevent anticompetitive practices in the U.S.