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Adamson Act
United States [1916]

Adamson Act

United States [1916]

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passage by Wilson administration

  • United States of America
    In United States: The New Freedom and its transformation

    …and federal workmen’s-compensation legislation; the Adamson Act, establishing the eight-hour day for interstate railroad workers; and measures for federal aid to education and highway construction. With such a program behind him, Wilson was able to rally a new coalition of Democrats, former Progressives, independents, social workers, and a large minority…

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