Exploring American History Unit VII – Becoming a World Power. Chapter 21 - The Progressive Spirit of Reform Section 2- Reforming the Workplace. Reforming the Workplace. The Big Idea In the early 1900s, Progressives and other reformers focused on improving conditions for American workers.
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Chapter 21 - The Progressive Spirit of Reform
Section 2- Reforming the Workplace
Sadie Pfeifer, 48 inches high. Has worked half a year.
Breaker Boys" were used in the anthracite coal mines to separate slate rock from the coal after it had been brought out of the shaft. They often worked 14 to 16 hours a day.
In 1916 -Keating-Owen Act.
In 1918 the Supreme Court ruled that the Keating-Owen Act was unconstitutional.
Second Child Labor Law.
This legislation was declared unconstitutional as a result of the Drexel Furniture Company case in 1922.
June, 1938, that Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act.