President Woodrow Wilson protected workers with several laws he put into place. The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 prohibited unfair business practices and interlocking directorates and legalized peaceful strikes, pickets and boycotts. The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 prohibited the sale of goods produced with child labor, and the Adamson Act of 1916 established an eight-hour work day for railroad workers.Know More
The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 was created by Wilson to strengthen and clarify the earlier Sherman Anti-Trust Act. It prohibited some monopolies from forming and also protected the labor unions and farmers' organizations from being prosecuted for organizing.
The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 was put into place to prevent companies from employing child labor, which was detrimental to children. The act was ruled unconstitutional, and a concrete child labor amendment was not passed until 1938.
The Adamson Act was passed in response to railroad workers threatening a nationwide strike unless they were given an eight-hour work day, while still being paid for 10 hours. The act stopped the strike at the last minute. Wilson also passed the Workingmen's Compensation Act of 1916, which provided financial assistance to federal employees who were injured and unable to work for a time. This was a precursor to workers compensation for all employees.Learn more about US History
William Howard Taft was president of the United States in 1910. Elected in 1908 as the 27th president, he served only one term from 1909 until 1913.Full Answer >
Failures of Woodrow Wilson included the dissolution of his Fourteen Points plan, the screening of the racist film "The Birth of a Nation" in the White House and allowing parts of the government to remain segregated. He also suffered a stroke and was physically incapable of performing some of his duties as president, which reduced his influence.Full Answer >
President Woodrow Wilson's Moral Diplomacy was a diplomatic approach in which support was given to countries whose moral beliefs aligned with that of the United States. Wilson's theory was that by only supporting those countries, U.S. ideals would spread to other countries that held different ideologies.Full Answer >
President Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy was called aggressive moral diplomacy. According to Wilson himself, he initiated a foreign policy founded upon moral principles rather than materialism and economic self-interests.Full Answer >