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the new crusaders, waged war on evils like monopolies, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice
Henry Demarest Lloyd
assailed the Standard Oil Company in his book Wealth Against the Commonwealth.
Jacob A. Riis
wrote How the Other Half lives; about the dark and dirty slums of New York.
popular magazines; they exposed the corruption and scandal that the public loved to hate.
launched a series of articles in McClures titled The Shame of the Cities, it unmasked the corrupt alliance between big business and municipal government.
Ida M. Tarbell
published a devastating depiction of the Standard Oil Company .
David G. Phillips
published The Treason of the Senatae in Cosmopolitan charged 75 or 90 senators which didnt represent the people but the railroads and trusts.
wrote Following the Color line;about the suppression of America's blacks
wrote of the abuses of child labor; in The Bitter Cry of the Children
voters could directly propose legislation themselves
would place laws on ballots for final approval by the people
would enable voters to remove faithless corrupt officials.
passed 1913; established direct election of senators.
Robert M. La Follette
took considerable control from the corrupt corporations and returned it to the people
Hiram W. Johnson
governor of CA; helped to break the dominant grip of the Southern Pacific Railroad on CA politics in 1910.
settlement house movement
exposed middle-class women to poverty, political corruption, and intolerable working and living conditions.
Women's Trade Union League
female activists worked through
National Consumers Leage
female activists worked through; mobilized female consumers to pressure for laws safeguarding women and children in the workplace
progressive program (3 parts) enacted by Roosevelt1. control of the corporations2. consumer protection3. conservation of natural resources
Department of Commerce
1903; created to limit the increasing hostilities between capital and labor
1903; allowed for heavy fines to be placed on railroads that gave rebates and on the shippers that accepted them.