Emil Seidel: The First Socialist Mayor Of Milwaukee

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When Emil Seidel, was elected as the first socialist mayor of Milwaukee, in 1910, he remembered that before his term, Milwaukee was corrupt. This corruption is exactly what led many voters to elect a socialist mayor, they wanted change, and they knew the socialist party would get it done without crookedness or extortion. The ideals the socialist party possessed and implemented were strengthening a fair labor movement, establishing a park and recreation system, cleaning up the police department, and creating protection for environmental issues. Many of these reforms were implemented and helped transform Milwaukee into a booming economy and safe place to live. One would think when reflecting on the history given of the socialist party that they
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