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Progressive Reform

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SSUSH13: The student will identify the major efforts to reform, American society and politics in the Progressive Era. Progressive Reform At the beginning of the 20th century, many people in the work place had decided there needed to be a change. People were tired of the poor conditions so they decided to reform. Workers and Muckrakers What was the Progressive Movement? The people in factories were tired of the poor working conditions, low wages, long hours and cut backs.

Also, people known as Muckrakers would go into businesses and look at the poor handling of products and what exactly was in the food we were consuming. Child Labor Many businesses had children work for them because they were cheap labor. People's Solutions People weren't so sure on how to handle such a problem. Some people joined Labor unions to have their voices heard. Some people believed the government needed to get involved and create more restrictions.


However, business people just wanted the government, and everyone else for that matter, to stay out of their business. New Laws! 16th Amendment stated that the government could place taxes on income.

17th Amendment stated 2 senators from each state could hold office for 6 years and were elected by the people

18th Amendment prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.

19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Labor Union Labor Unions were formed by groups of people to try to change the conditions they were put through at work. Many of these Unions joined groups in strike and fought for the 8 hour work day. Political Involvement The Pullman Strike happened because the people who worked on the Pullman Train cars were getting too low of wages and they couldn't pay anything, so they were getting squished between the two. The Muckrakers looked through all of the rough work conditions and they quality of the products and made it a point to show the people. Prohibition- The restrictions on alcohol use.

New Amendments- 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th

Recall- The cancellation of a law.

Referendum- The submission by a vote. Pullman Strike?? These journalists helped start the change for better production. Fought for 8 hour work day led by Gompers Other Unions' symbols Big Changes! The Progressive reform was all about changes. Whether it was law related, work related, or environmentally related. AMERICA NEEDED CHANGE.
Hey look.... Its the Teddy bear himslef... Theodore Roosevelt!!! He was president and he believed in change. He was a big part of the Environmental movement. He established the national parks we have today! What were some of the parts of the Progressive Era What were some of people's ideas for change? Works Cited: http://www.progressivereform.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Era

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxvi

http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/american-history/1900/progressive-era

http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/glossary/progressive-era.cfm
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