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Many spent this leisure time at movie theaters. Activists were mobilized by the highly effective Anti-Saloon League. Yet working or not women were expected to perform all the cooking and cleaning.

We find a city that is one of the largest watering places in the State of New Jersey, wher e some of the laws relating. They preferred a constitutional amendment over a federal statute because although harder to achieve, they felt it would be harder to change. The states were at liberty to enforce prohibition or not, and most did not try.

Progressives around the country put up campaigns to push for an improvement in public education and to make education mandatory. The Panic of was followed by a small decline in real wages and increased unemployment, with both trends continuing until World War I. The league also concentrated on campaigns for the right of individual communities to choose whether to close their saloons. The Progressives argued the need for government regulation of business practices to ensure competition and free enterprise.

Many of its accomplishments were based on efforts of earlier reform movements. They experienced their own progressive reforms, typically with the explicit goal of upgrading country life. Two important groups were formed during this period.

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The traditionalists said many of their reforms were unnecessary and not worth the trouble of implementing. This strategy worked, and by almost two thirds of the states had banned the manufacture and sale of alcohol. Progressives hoped to accomplish these goals through a variety of political reforms.

Inspired by crusading Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver, cities established juvenile courts to deal with disruptive teenagers without sending them to adult prisons. For the working class this work was often as a domestic servant. Sometimes, however, change came only as a result of tragedy. Paullson's account of modern Sabbatarianism provides fresh insights into the nature of evangelical reform and its relationship to the Progressive movement. During the s, referendums were held at the state level to enact prohibition amendments.

The need for reform was highlighted by a group of journalists and writers known as the muckrakers, who made Americans aware of the serious failings in society and built public support for change. Although the cause of equal opportunity in the workplace was pushed back by the Progressive's argument that women were weaker than men, women finally did get the right to vote. Making government more responsive and efficient. It prohibited the manufacturing, sale or transport of intoxicating beverages within the United States, as well as import and export. The social structure in rural Philippines was highly traditional and highly unequal.

Rural residents also disagreed with the notion that farms needed to improve their efficiency, as they saw this goal as serving urban interests more than rural ones. Programs for new mothers included maternity care and training in baby care.