Progressivism. Progressivism. In the late 1800’s a reform movement arose to address many of the social problems that industrialism created. This movement was known as progressivism
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Ida Tarbell – a muckraker who wrote a report that condemned the business practices of the Standard Oil Company. Tarbell revealed how John D. Rockefeller would crush his competition and take over the oil industry.
Progressive leader Florence Kelley founded the National Child Labor Committee to persuade the government to pass child labor laws and laws to limit the work day for women.
Unions and labor groups fought for a minimum wage
In 1908 the Supreme Court ruled that states could limit the work number of hours worked by women in one day. In 1917 the Supreme Court ruled the same for men.
Many cities began to create city councils - groups of people who help to run the city and are elected by the people
Politicians like Governor Robert LaFollette in Wisconsin pushed for changes in government such as limits on campaign spending, regulation of railroad and utilities, and changes in the civil service system