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The economic history of the United States is about characteristics of and important developments in the U.S. economy from colonial times to the present.

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Bowdoin has come a long way since the first class of eight students matriculated in 1802
The "age of consent" means the age at which a person can legally consent to having sexual relations. Historically, that age was quite low in the United States, typically 10-12 years of age. In Illinois, even by 1880, the age of consent was only 10 years old. By the 1920's nearly all of the states had moved the age up, to where most of them stand today, in the 16-18-year-old range. ( found on the Children & Youth in History website.)

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Salt Lake City, Utah, Sunday, January 4, 1880
The LDS church practiced polygamy from 1843-1890. It only stopped because Prophet Wilford Woodruff had a revelation in which the divine practice of polygamy was not to be stopped, but to be put on hold. Critics say what a coincidence that Woodruff got a revelation to stop polygamy while the Government was pursuing polygamists. The Edmunds Act was passed in 1882. This enabled the Government to prosecute Mormons who participated in Polygamy and also for 'Unlawful Cohabitation'. The Mormons ignored this law, which was easy considering how isolated they were from everyone else. John Taylor, the third prophet went into hiding when there was a warrant out for his arrest in 1885. After a year of hiding, LDS President Taylor, showed the government his defiance of the law by marrying a 26-year-old while he was a whopping 78 years old! The Government was getting restless with the Saints rebellion by passing the Edmunds-Tucker Bill in 1887. This bill would intentionally bankrupt the church because of its polygamy practices. In 1890 the Government succeeded in seizing the church's holdings. At this point the fourth president, Woodruff, saw that the Kingdom of God had no choice but to surrender to Washington's demands.

 

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Of course, at that time, the documentation of the dates of Joseph's plural marriages was only known by a few top Mormons; it was not until LDS historian Andrew Jenson began delving into Church Archives in the 1880's that the names and dates began to be established. Few Mormons realized the scope of Smith's polygamy, or that he took plural wives many years before his alleged "revelation."

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Water and wind power had been replaced long before 1880 by steam, and, bythen, gas, oil, and electricity were coming into use. For a few years, another form opower was available. The Birmingham Compressed Air Power Company, formedunder an Act of Parliament in 1884, began to supply power in 1889. Among the firmsthat adopted this system was a wire-making firm, W. H. Moore and Sons, but as noway of sealing the pipe joints under the necessary pressure was found, the supplyceased in 1890. Since the 1930s compressed-air devices have come back into use forsuch purposes as the ejection of articles from presses.


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Polygamy as a doctrine was introduced into the LDS Church by Joseph Smith. The practice continued after Joseph’s death in 1844, and was publicly announced in 1852, five years after the Saints arrived in Utah. Brigham Young was the most visible practitioner having been sealed to 55 women. Sanction of the practice was supposed to officially end with the 1890 Manifesto from Church president Wilford Woodruff.

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The unions' main aims were to obtain increased wages and to assist their membersin ill health and unemployment. The Brassworkers, for instance, superannuated theircasters at 55 years and the Tinplate Workers had a similar scheme introduced by theirpresident J. V. Stevens in 1880. Unemployment pay, travelling allowances whilelooking for work, and sick benefits were enjoyed by the craft unions whose contributions were large enough to permit this but only spread gradually to the unskilledunions, by which time the welfare state was beginning to provide these benefits as aright. Restriction of child and female labour was also attempted. Juggins, the secretaryof the Nut and Bolt Makers' Union, proposed a usually successful resolution annuallyfrom 1883 to 1886 to the Trades Union Congress to exclude girls from the nail andchain trades but he opposed the exclusion of boys.