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Unit 7 DBQ

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Maria Fournier

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Unit 7 DBQ Prompt: Evaluate the effectiveness of Progressive Era reformers and the federal government in bringing about reform at the national level. In your answer be sure to analyze the success and limitations of these efforts in the period 1900-1920. Pro-Progression
Documents: A
D
E
G Anti-Progression
Documents: B
F Success/Limitations Working conditions
Rights
Bad Trusts Outside Information Elkins Act 1903 Railroad legislation: heavy fines could be put on railroads that gave rebates and on accepting shippers Hepburn Act 1906 Deeper railroad legislation: Free railroad passes were prohibited Northern Securities Decision Made Wall Street all shifty and angered big businesses -- enhanced Roosevelt's image [trust-smasher] Roosevelt took a whack at J.P. Morgan's big business to get rid of what he believed to be a bad trust Thesis: Throughout the period of 1900-1920, the Progressive Era served as a spot for federal government to bring up reforms at local and national levels. Some limitations prohibited leaders from implicating their changes right away and letting progression evolve and other limitations, like the national budget, were shattered, but success was the ultimate result. Maria Fournier 1st main paragraph 2nd main paragraph 3rd main paragraph Pro-progression Anti-progression Document A:
By depicting Roosevelt as a hunter going after
bad trusts, the cartoonist makes the President
the "good guy" looking out for his country
economically Document D:
In a speech from Theodore Rosevelt, progression is mentioned in changing
political systems and how voting should change. Document E:
Under the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Sherman Antitrust Act was extended and unions were exempt from antimonopoly hinderance. Document G:
Anti-labor laws for children were constantly sought out in order to improve their health and even save some from death. Document B:
Although the Progressice era sought to improve sanitary conditions of factories, evidence was still available to prove it wasn't happening. Document F:
President Wilson hindered the Progressive movement because of his lack of attention for the era. Conclusion: The Progressive era was mainly successful because it succeeded in providing a plethora of welfare programs to those in need. However, a trickle-down effect was not established.
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