WWI helped women get the vote because they worked so hard during WWI.
The Nineteenth Amendment gave women’s suffrage.
Labor unions struggled in the 1800s to fight for better working conditions (shorter work day, workers’ comp).
Unions went on strike, and they turned violent most of the time.
Skilled labor unions were more successful because they were harder to replace.
Progressives got laws passed that prohibited child labor.
Progressives passed laws limiting hours women worked.
Progressives passed laws requiring workplace safety.
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
Teddy was the youngest president in history at the time.
Roosevelt read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, a muckraker
As a result, he passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Food and Drug Act
While some progressives fought industry with labor unions and government regulation, others helped industry by using science in the workplace.