The organized labor strikes.
The exposed corruption by writing about it.
The testified in Senate hearings.
They hired lawyers to settle disputes about safety.
Owners and families went to court to determine the amount of damages owed.
The tragedy gave labor an edge in contract negotiations.
The fire set off strikes across the nation.
The tragedy led to New York State reforms of safety measures, factory inspections, and sanitation standards that became a nationwide model.
The creation of the posts of city commissioners
The elimination of the position of city manager
The direct election of U.S. senators
The abolishment (giving up) of jail time for failure to pay debt
It took more time to train women for the garment industry than it did to train men.
Women were usually less well educated than men.
Employees assumed women were supported by their fathers or husbands.
The work required more strength than most women had.
William Howard Taft
Was responsible for crime, poverty, and violence against women.
Was produced under unsanitary conditions.
Caused health problems.
Production lines were liable to burst into flames under the right conditions.
President McKinley was assassinated.
Roosevelt was too inexperienced to listen to party bosses.
Roosevelt's health kept him from pushing through reforms.
He refused to use the "bully pulpit," even after he became president.
The creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
The passage of the Meat Inspection Act.
The passage of the Elkins Act
Liquor industry, church leaders
Suffragists, business leaders
NACW, business leaders
Business leaders, supporters of Susan B. Anthony
He recognized that natural resources were limited and believed that their use needed to be controlled.
He thought that the land could be developed more efficiently and profitably by government.
He feared the consequences for industry if the open forests were under the care of only conservationists.
He realized that limber was too valuable a commodity to kept inaccessible to business.
Demand in-home childcare while they went to the polls.
Repeal alcohol taxes since they used alcohol for many medicinal purposes.
Ignore their duties at home.
Vote for passage of more health-care measures and thus have more babies.
Foreign labor force
W. H. Taft
Trust Buster 1910
Healthcare for All