Morality - Research Article from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Social Change

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1860–1899 ∼ Victorian Ideals

Self control and restraint, moderation or abstinence are expected / Vice societies monitor moral behavior (1860–1899) / Approximately one in fifty marriages ends in divorce (1860) / Comstock Law prohibits possessing any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, advertisement, circular, print, picture or drawing of an immoral nature (1873) / Congressional legislation prohibits the transport of any lottery material across state lines (1895)

MILESTONES: Civil War (1860–1864) • American expansion westward (1870s–1880s) • Industrial revolution • Indians moved to reservations (1890s) • American imperialism (1890s) • Spanish American War (1898) • X-rays discovered (1895)

1900–1919 ∼ Progressive Era

Queen Victoria dies, ending the Victorian era; Edwardian era begins (1901) / Size of middle class families falls by half, from an average of seven or eight children per couple in 1800 to about four children per couple in 1900 / Significant segment of the American population considers gambling a sin (1900) / U.S. Census Bureau reports the divorce rate at...

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