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American Reform during the Industrialization Period

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  • Knights of Labor

    Knights of Labor
    One of the largest and most important American labor organizations, the Knights of Labor supported and promoted social and cultural uplift of working men, rejected socialism and radicalism, demanded the eight-hour work day, and promoted the producers ethic of republicanism.
  • Factory Act of 1878

    Factory Act of 1878
    This act was the most important out of all the factory acts. It brought all previous acts together and stated that it applied to all trades, no child under the age of 10 was to be employed, 10 - 14 year olds were only submitted half days of work, and women were not allowed to work more than 56 hours a week.
  • Pendleton Civil Service act of 1883

    Pendleton Civil Service act of 1883
    This Act written by George Hunt Pendleton served as a response to the massive support of civil service reform that sparked after President James Garfields assastination by a dissapointed job seeker.
  • American Federation of Labor

    American Federation of Labor
    Orignally founded as the Federation of Organized Trade and Labor Unions in 1881, it was reorganized and selected its President Samuel Gompers. He focused on higher wages and job security and fought against socialism.
  • Sherman's Anti-trust Act of 1890

    Sherman's Anti-trust Act of 1890
    This Act required that the U.S. federal government investigate and pursue a fair price (monopolizing), for companies or organizations that are suspected of violating this act. Also this was the First Federal act that limited cartels and monopolies and is still the foundation for most anti-turst acts by the U.S. government
  • Populist Party Platform

    Populist Party Platform
    This Platform of this party basically was an attempt to appeal to all the urban job workers and attempt to achieve a rural urban alliance that advocated public ownership of the railroads, steamship lines and telephone and telegraph systems. It also supported the free and unlimited coinage of silver, the abolition of national banks, a system of graduated income tax and the direct election of United States Senators.
  • Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902

    Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902
    This act encouraged conservation by allowing the building of dams and irrigations systems using money from the sale of public lands.
  • Susan Brownell Anthony

    Susan Brownell Anthony
    Played a important role in the women's rights movements and promoted womens rght throughout the social reform.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    This amendment allowed congress to levy income taxes without apportioning it among the states or the Census results.This amendment exempted income taxes from the constitutional requirements regarding direct taxes, after income taxes on rents, dividends, and interest were ruled to be direct taxes by the Supreme Court.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914

    Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914
    This act started the Federal Trade Commission which charged with investigating unfair business practices including monopolistic activity and inaccurate product labeling.
  • Clayton Anti-trust Act of 1914

    Clayton Anti-trust Act of 1914
    This act strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act by outlawing the creation of a monopoly through any means, and stated that unions were not subject to antitrust legislation.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This Amendment showed the American people's support of temprence during social reform times. The 18th Amendment banned "intoxicating liqours" in the U.S.