In 1874, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was founded inCleveland, Ohio.
The WCTU proceeded to launch a crusade for prohibition of alcohol.
By 1911, the WCTU had spread across the country and had amembership of approximately 245,000 people.
The WCTU also:
Visited inmates in prisons and asylums.
Worked for suffrage.
Examples of creating economic reform:
Embracing socialism – A severe economic panic occurred in 1893. This ledsome Americans to question the capitalist economic system that our countrywas/is based upon. As the result, some Americans, primarily of the workingclass, embraced socialism.
In 1901, Eugene V. Debs helped organize the American Socialist Party.
He believed that small could not compete with big.
Debs said that trying to compete against the likes of John D. Rockefeller would be comparable to someone using a wheelbarrow to compete withthe Santa Fe Railroad.
Examples of fostering efficiency:
During the 1890s and early 1900s, the 10 hour work day was commonplace.
The introduction of scientific studies into the work place.
Studies showed that the long work day was taking a toll on workers.
Causing inefficiencies in the operations.
Causing quality problems.
Henry Ford, for example, responded to this type of information at his factory byreducing the work day to 8 hours and by paying his workers $5.00 per day.www.mirwin.weebly.compage
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