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Progressive Era DBQ

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tyler sauntry

on 1 March 2011

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Transcript of Progressive Era DBQ

evaluate the effectiveness of progressive era reformers and the federal government in bringing about reform at the national level. be sure to analyze the successes and limitations of these efforts from 1900-1920 INTRODUCTION Progressives were in support of modernization and government intervention. They opposed people who benefitted from old ways such as big business owners. The Progressives made big strides from 1900-1920, the 18th and 19th Amendments being the most prominent. There were also several reforms to help the people. 18th Amendment The 18th Amendment outlawed the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. Significance: Progressives thought the prohibition of alcohol would improve American life and the American family. 19th Amendment The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Significance: The Progressives wanted women to vote because they thought
everyone deserved an equal shot at freedom and liberty. Other Progressive Reforms 16th Amendment: Income Tax Regulation
17th Amendment: Direct election of Senators People opposed to Progressive Movement Factory owners who supported child
labor especially disliked Progressives.
The progressives believed in government
intervention, which interfered with
owners fear based control over their
workers. Conclusion The Progressives were very important in the forming of the UInited States today. With the support of important people like Roosevelt to cause change, they had a strong influence on the nation. They really helped to improve factory life and other ways of American life. However, they did recieve a lot of opposition and weren't universally popular in their time.
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