Many immigrants put their children to work ASAP.
Bowling pin boys
Coal miner boys
Girls were preferred over boys. They were paid less, had smaller hands.
Any questions before quiz?
Progressivism is a series of reform movements during the late 1800 and early 1900s.
Progressives sought the following:
Reform of the government
Suffrage for women
Better working conditions
More government regulation
Women fought to ban alcohol in America.
They did this without the vote!
Women would go to saloons and start singing church hymns.
Later in 1920, they would be successful with the 18th Amendment which banned the sale or production of alcohol.
YMCA provided charity work for slum neighborhoods like classes and entertainment.
Progressives wanted big business out of politics.
Progressives wanted more popular sovereignty.
Secret ballot Ė Progressives wanted people to vote without intimidation.