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America at the Turn of the 20 th Century

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  1. America at the Turn of the 20th Century The Social Pangs of Industrial Progress

  2. The IR Changed Where We Lived and Who We Are Regional Population 1800-1900 Rural & Urban Population 1800-1900

  3. The Price of Industrial Progress Poor Working Conditions Child Labor Environmental Exploitation (John Ruskin)

  4. The Price of Industrial Progress Political Corruption Chauvinism Continued

  5. The Price of Industrial Progress Dumbbell Tenements Overcrowding

  6. The Price of Industrial Progress Jim Crow America The Farmers’ Dilemma and the Rise of Populism

  7. The Price of Industrial Progress • Poor Working Conditions • Environmental Exploitation • Political Corruption • Social Tensions • Social Class Conflicts • Jim Crow America • Child Labor Exploitation • Female Restrictions • Farmers’ Dilemma

  8. Progressive Change Demands Government Activism • Social Darwinism • Laissez-faire Government • Modest Attempts at Regulation • The Munn decision and Public Utilities • Interstate Commerce Act • But the E.C. Knight decision • Sherman Anti-Trust Act • In Re Debs • Pendleton Act • Plessy v. Ferguson • The Progressive Movement