Reform Related to Industrialization in America

By JSolis5
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    Reform Related to the Industrial Era

  • Utopias

    DUring a period of social reform, Utopias started popping up everywhere. Their beliefs and customs varied, all searching for the perfect system. This could be viewed as the search for an alternate lifestyle to factory working.
  • Labor of Children

    Labor of Children
    Massachustes had first come up with a child labor law in 1836. They then limited work days for children to 10 hours. Other states followed suit and passed similar laws.
  • 10 Hour Bill

    10 Hour Bill
    This law was passed to accomodate agitated workers working more than 65 hours a week. They limited the work week to 58 hours and essentially reduced the workday to 10 hours.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    An early and influential women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York. This is seen as the first step by women for equality with men.
  • Dorthea Dix

    Dorthea Dix
    Dorthea Dix took up the cause of the sick and insane. She traveled and took notes over the treatment of patients in hospitals and opened mental hospitals in 11 states.
  • Temperance Movement

    Temperance Movement
    Being ant-alchohol, factory owners supported this to increase worker production.
  • Public Schools

    Public Schools
    Horace Mann changed public schools in Massachustes for the reason that it would strengthen democracy by uniting children of all social classes.
  • Pendleton Act

    Pendleton Act
    This act led to the reform of the spoils system. The spoils system had put into the office "the forgotten presidents".
  • American Federation of Labor

    American Federation of Labor
    This union bargained with employers and gained better wages and working conditions for its members.
  • Underwood Tariff Act

    Underwood Tariff Act
    This act lowered tariffs in order to increase American production.