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The Effectiveness of Progressive Era Reformers

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Angela Mundakkal

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The Effectiveness of Progressive Era Reformers and the Federal Government in Bringing About Reform at the National Level Introduction DBQ OUTLINE ON II. Progressive Women a. Women's Suffrage Success: Women fought for their suffrage
and won the right to vote with the 19th
amendment Limitation: 19th amendment may have been less significant in the fight for womens' suffrage than proponents suggested due to the downfall in the votes for the 1920 presidential election
Document J Document H b. Child Labor Laws Limitation: Laws restricting child labor were often
inadequate Document C c. Temperance Success: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union supported
antiliquor campaigns and helped find the Anti-Saloon League.
Their crusade persuaded many states and counties to pass "dry laws",
eventually leading up to the passage of th 19th amendment III. President Theodore Roosevelt and His Square Deal a. Control of Corporations Success: Regulated trusts and big businesses, especially railroads, with the Elkins Act and Hepburn Act b. Consumer Protection Success: Roosevelt induced Congress to pass the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act in response to the horrible, unsanitary conditions of the meatpacking industry. Document B Limitation: However, many trusts and controlling businesses still existed. Roosevelt could not bust them all. C. Conservation of Natural Resources Success: Roosevelt was dedicated to conserving forests, land, and nature for future generations. He was victorious in his efforts with the passage of the Newlands Act and the practice of his idea of using the land intellectually. d. Political Reform Success: Roosevelt believed political reform was
needed and was successfull in his efforts with the passage
of the 17th amendment, which allowed for direct election of U.S. senators, and endorsement of ideas such as direct primary elections, referendum, and recall. Document D IV. President Woodrow Wilson and the "Triple Wall of Privelege" a. Lower Tarrifs Success: With the passage of the Underwood Tariff, Wilson was able to lower tarriffs leading to the enaction of a graduated income tax under the 16th amendment. b. Banking Reform Success: Wilson reformed the banking and financial system with
the Federal Reserve Act and the Federal Reserve Board c. Destroying the Trusts Success: Wilson was able to further tame the trusts with the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Clayton Anti-Trust Act, which also ruled that labor unions were no longer subject to the restraints of antitrust prosecution Document E d. Specific limitations Limitation: Wilson's reforms and legislations did not go far enough to
enact any dramatic change Document F Limitation: Wilson failed to address civil rights for African Americans Document I Hope You Enjoyed My Presentation Mr. Klopfenstein! By: Angela Mundakkal During the period of 1900 to 1920, Progressive Era Reformers including women, President Theodore Roosevelt, and President Woodrow Wilson worked tirelessly to create change in the nation using Roosevelt’s Square Deal, Wilson’s “triple wall of privilege,” and women’s determination for suffrage, child labor restrictions, and temperance as means of achieving successful reform through adequate legislation and effective ideas; however, there were limitations stopping each reformer from gaining the desired change. Specifically, the thesis statement is ... The start of the nineteenth century saw to the birth of the unforgettable Progressive movement-a reform movement that rocked the nation. The roots of Progressivism date back to the Greenback Labor party of the 1870s and the Populist party of the 1890s, a time when monopolistic industrialists were grasping more and more power and leading the country into further unrest. Progressives emerged all around the nation, among a diverse people, and throughout the government with one vision: to curb monopoly power and to improve the conditions of life and labor for the people of America. During the period of 1900 to 1920, Progressive Era Reformers including women, President Theodore Roosevelt, and President Woodrow Wilson worked tirelessly to create change in the nation using Roosevelt’s Square Deal, Wilson’s “triple wall of privilege,” and women’s determination for suffrage, child labor restrictions, and temperance as means of achieving successful reform through adequate legislation and effective ideas; however, there were limitations stopping each reformer from gaining the desired change.

Document A V. The Best Conclusion Possible as Time Permits
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