During the 1900 through the 1920 many Progressive Era reformers along with the federal government brought reform at the national level. Although it was a short period of time, it was enough to spread at the national level. Not only was there child labor, but there was also dirty and filthy conditions for all workers. Only a few wanted change for the people.
Document B and C describe the horrible working conditions that applied to all workers, including children. Children should be receiving education instead of long dreading working days. Although a few are concerned like Jane Addams, business owners do not care as long a they making money. The Neill-Reynolds Report informs us about the filthy environment where workers were providing labor. Document G also expands on the child labor issue and asks the state to do something about it. It is not fair that these children are being abused and are getting paid such low wages.
Theodore Roosevelt, in Document D, emphasizes his belief in direct vote since he wants the people to have more power. Roosevelt expanded on this belief later during hi presidency. The source “New Republic” by Herbert Croly questions President Wilson’s beliefs in Document F. He say things that will please the people but instead acts in another way when he had said something else before.
Document H questions the rights given to American women. The government complains about the Germans not being self-governed but it is ironic that their own American women have no say. The man in power in Document A shows how he gets ride of bad trusts and keeps the good trusts. Although this is what is shown and said, the contrary is done. [continues]
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