How successful was Wilson in elisting the forces of humanity to help child labores, farmers, and railroad and federal workers?U.S. History

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Assuming you mean US progressive President Woodrow Wilson.  while he was certainly a progressive, Wilson was also quite distracted during his two terms by a World War, and his desire for a permanent peace afterwards.  On the domestic front, workers did make some gains, there were child labor laws put in place, a minimum wage (of sorts) established, but worker safety did not improve much, nor did unions make significant gains.  In fact, Wilson allowed a backlash against communism during the First Red Scare that drug some union workers and leaders into the net of the Attorney General's office, wrongfully so. I don't give him very high marks.

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