Frances Perkins Research Paper

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Frances Perkins was born in Boston Massachusetts on April 10, 1882 to father; Fred W.
Perkins and mother; Susan E. Bean and died in New York, New York on May 14, 1965. During her lifetime she played a huge role on labor laws and women’s equal rights. Perkins was raised to value family first. She graduated from Worcester Classical High School in 1898. Then attended
Mount Holyoke College. She received her BA in 1902 and joined the Nationals’ Consumers
League. Which is an organization that worked to abolish child labor and the sweatshop system.
She was unable to hold her dream job in New York as a family visitor with the Charity
Organization Society in New York City. Therefore, she taught at an all girls’ school in New
England. That is where she
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Based on these acts New York enabled laws that protected industrial workers. She worked her way to becoming the first woman on the United States cabinet. When she began working she used her position on the cabinet to further labor laws. She achieved her goals and many more while she worked as chairmen on the United States cabinet until 1953.
Running head: FRANCES PERKINS 3
Preparation
Frances Perkins prepared herself for what she was trying to achieve by starting the creation of the Factory Investigation Commission. She testified before the commission, as a witness herself to unsafe labor. She later became the chief investigator of the commission. That is when she started to arrange surprise factory visits for lawmakers. The governor of New
York(1919) appointed Perkins to the state Industrial Commission. That is where and when she started to enforce labor and welfare policies. Yeats later Perkins was the secretary of state and established the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration, and the Federal
Emergency Relief Administration. She did many things to prepare for her fight against labor laws and women’s equal rights.
Accomplishments
France Perkins accomplished a lot in her lifetime. While she was on the United
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