Reforms during Progressive Movement
Mickie, Jeremy and Griffin
Social Reform from Booker T. Washington
Social Reform by W.E.B. DuBois
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Temperance was a big issue for late 19th century reform women. Temperance reformers wanted to limit the consumption of alcohol by Americans. This issue resonated with many women because alcohol consumption often increased the rate and cruelty of domestic violence and abuse.
The Social Gospel Movement
Leading the “Trust busting” was Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt. Roosevelt was not against all trusts,just the bad ones. 'We do not wish to destroy the corporations,' he said, 'but we do wish to make them? serve the public good.' Federal regulation of business proved tough, but, because the language of previous antitrust law was vague and existing laws were not tolerably enforced. Under his direction, 44 antitrust lawsuits were filed, in an effort to prevent bad trusts from restraining trade and manipulating markets.
RADICAL TRADE UNIONISM
Radical labor leader tried to make a goal that was called “One big union for all”. They met in Chicago in 1905. Rejecting the approach of the American Federation of Labor, which admitted only skilled craft workers to its ranks, the IWW opened its membership to any wage earner regardless of occupation, race, creed, or sex.