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CHAPTER XII.

1865-1912.

HISTORY OF UNITED STATES FINANCES.

Conditions at the close of the war....

395

The funding act of 1866..

396

Contraction of the currency.

.396-397

The resumption of specie payments.

.397-398

The panic of 1873....

.398-399

Changes in taxation.

400

Tariff revision

400-401

The efforts to demonetize silver,

.401-402

Further tariff revision..

402-403

The panic of 1893.....

.403-405

The Gorman-Wilson and Dingley tariffs. . 405-406

Spanish-American War finances...

406

The crisis of 1907...

407

Recent modifications of banking laws...... 408

CHAPTER XIII.

1866–1912.

LABOR AND ITS PROBLEMS.

Peonage and padroning after the war...... 409

The rise of labor unions....

409-411

Strikes and other labor conflicts.

411-413

The boycott and blacklisting....

413–414

Industrial combinations vs. competition. .414-415

Compulsory arbitration

415

Child and female labor.....

.415-416

Legislative restrictions on child labor...... 416

Factory acts, workmen's compensation and
other labor legislation...

.416 419

CHAPTER I.

1865-1912,

HISTORY OF EDUCATION SINCE THE WAR.

Establishment of the Bureau of Education. 421-422

The “ township unit”....

.422-423

Public schools

423-424

Introduction the kindergarten....

Intermediate and high schools.

425

Improvements in the methods of teaching. 425-426

Manual training

426

Vocational schools

426

Public high schools..

426-427

Extension of studies..

427

Medical inspection

428

Open-Air schools

428-429

School discipline

429-430

Evolution of the text book ..

430

Teachers' salaries and equal pay. 430-431

Normal schools and other training schools for

teachers,

431-432

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STITUTIONS.

The great statesmen of the period ........463–464

Changes in forms of legislative procedure. 464-465

Increase in executive responsibility......465-466

Constitutions adopted since the Civil War... 475

Characteristics and tendencies in recent con-

stitutions

..475-477

Methods of enacting and amending constitu-
tions ...

.477-478
The ease and frequency of change...... .478-479

CHAPTER II.

1865–1912.

THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.

Work of the Department of Agriculture.... 467

Bureaus of the State Department..... 467-468

CHAPTER V.

Additions to the Treasury Department. 468

1865–1912.

Attorneys-General .

468

Work of the Post-Office Department.

469 ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IN REG-

The Department of the Interior.... 469-470

ULATING COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY.

The Department of Commerce and Labor.... 470

Federal control of railways..

480_482

Anti-trust legislation

482-484

CHAPTER III.

The Department of Commerce and Labor ..484-486

The Post-Office ..

486

1865–1912.

The Patent Office

486-487

THE JUDICIARY.

The Department of the Interior.

487

Republicanization of the Supreme Court..471-472 The Treasury Department

487-488

New issues before the Court...

472 Tariff legislation

488-491

Broader interpretation of the Constitu-

Panama Canal

491

tion ..

. 472–473 The Pan-American Union..

491-492

Chief Justices of the Court.

473 Dollar Diplomacy

492

Inferior courts

.473–474. Waterways .

492-493
D. POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, 1913– 1916.

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573

CHAPTER I.

1918-1916.

THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT WILSON.

President Wilson's policies...

555

His Cabinet ...

556

The Underwood tariff

557

The income tax

557

The Federal Reserve Bank.

.557-558

Anti-trust acts

558-559

The Rayburn bill

559

The Federal Trade Commission.

559–560

The Clayton Anti-Trust Act..

560

The railroad situation

.560-561

Influence of the tariff.

.561-562

The Tariff Board

563

Politics and parties..

563-565

Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments..... 565

State constitutional changes

565

Woman suffrage

565–566

Liquor legislation

566-567

Immigration ..

568-569

Seamen and shipping.

.569-570

573-574

Arbitration treaties

574

Panama Cana! tolls

.574-575

Latin-American affairs

575-576

The Mexican civil war and the pursuit of

Villa ...

..576-578

American neutrality in European War...578–579

Contraband and the war zone....

.580-581

The Lusitania and other disasters. .581-582

Internal disturbances

582

The munitions and blockade questions. .582-583

Sinking of the Susser....

583

Wilson's demand for adjustment and Ger-

many's reply

583

Preparedness .

583-584

SERIES SEVENTEEN

LECTURES NINETY-THREE TO NINETY-FIVE

The Era of Industrial Reorganization, 1877–1898

93. Political Affairs 94. Industrial, Commercial and Financial Conditions 95. Foreign Relations

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