Chronology

This Chronology offers a list of selected dates related to the 1919 Bishops’ Plan website.

  • 1891
    • Pope Leo XIII issues Rerum Novarum.
  • 1892
    • Populist Party offers James B. Weaver as candidate for president.
  • 1892
    • John A. Ryan enters seminary.
  • 1900
    • American Federation of Catholic Societies founded
  • 1902
    • Maryland adopts first Workmen's Compensation law
  • 1905
    • Federal Council of Churches established
  • 1906
    • John A. Ryan publishes A Living Wage
  • 1911
    • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Commission
  • 1912
    • Progressive Party Convention and Platform
  • 1916
    • Federal Child Labor Law
  • 1917
    • National Catholic War Council created
  • 1918
    • April: Committee on Reconstruction formed by National Catholic War Council
  • 1918
    • November: World War I ends
  • 1918
    • November to December: Committee on Reconstruction refines goals and enlists John A. Ryan as author
  • 1919
    • February: "Bishop's Program" for Social Reconstruction issued
  • 1919
    • Labor upheaval, steel and other strikes
  • 1919
    • September: National Catholic Welfare Council formed
  • 1920
    • Social Action Department of National Catholic Welfare Council formed and John A. Ryan appointed as its head
  • 1920
    • Warren G. Harding elected president promising to return to "normalcy"

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