Marc Smith, NaKiera Johnson, Lucinda Wilson
Progessive Era with Math Assignment 1
Total number of child workers in the United States in 1870: 850,000
Total number of child workers in the United States in 1900: 1.7 million
Total number of industrial workers in the United States in 1900: 20 million
Number of college-educated women in the United States by 1900: over 80,000
Percentage of American women employed as office workers or telephone operators in 1920: 25%
Percentage of American women employed in domestic service in 1920: 15%
Number of women working for wages in 1920: 8 million
Percentage of wage-earning women who were married and living with their husbands in 1920: 25%
Proportion of the American population living in cities in 1900: 1/3
Americans employed in the trade and service occupations in 1910 (not all of them white collar workers): less than 2 million
Americans employed in the trade and service occupations in 1910 (not all of them white collar workers): over 7 million
Number of Americans living in cities in 1910: 42 million
Number of Americans living in cities in 1910 who had migrated from rural parts of the U.S. after 1880: 11 million
Number of people arrested in the Justice Department’s “Palmer Raids” (named for Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer) from 1919-1920, most of them detained without an arrest warrant: over 5,000
Between 1900 and 1915, more than 15 million immigrants arrived in the United States. That was about equal to the number of immigrants who had arrived in the previous 40 years combined. In 1910, three-fourths of New York City’s population were either immigrants or first generation Americans (i.e. the sons and daughters of immigrants).(Library of Congress)
Workdays would often be 10 to 14 hours with minimal breaks during the shift.
President Theodore Roosevelt set aside 125 million acres of forest for the environment or if necessary future use
“Taft brought 90 suits against the trusts during his 4 years in office, as compared with some 44 for Roosevelt in 7½”
Those working included children as young as three.
As you can see by the graph above the number of immigrants plummeted during the progressive era. After the ideals of industrialization carried out into the progressive era America seemed driven to push away immigrants. Also, America was growing more aggressive in their foreign affairs, taking a role in imperialism.
Clearly the overall vote clearly leaned in favor of Woodrow Wilson over future president Theodore Roosevelt. Unfortunately, only six months after the election William McKinley was murdered, making Theodore Roosevelt the youngest president in history at age 42. Roosevelt was a Short tempered man with a stubborn mentality, and he had promised to go forth with McKinley’s policies. He for one believed that the president is meant to lead, which explains his policies and his title as the first “modern presidEnt”