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the grangers- a farmers organization that began demanding government control over the railroad industry.
Professor C. F. Dowd proposed that the earths surface be divided into 24 hour time zones, one for each hour of the day. The US would contain 4 zones.
Munn vs. Illinois -the states won the right to regulate the railroads for the benefit of farmers and consumers.
Samuel Gompers led the cigar Makers' International Union to join with other craft unions
Congress passed the interstate act- it established the right of the federal government to supervise railroad activites and established a 5 member interstae commerce commission (ICC).
the number of women working for wages doubled, from 4 million to more than 8 million
A strike was called when the pullman company failed to restore wages or decrease rents
a group of radical unionists and socialists in chicago organized the industrial workers of the world (IWW).
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