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Progressive Era--Chapter 8
Transcript of Progressive Era--Chapter 8
The Roots of Progressivism
Roosevelt and Taft
The Wilson Years
Photographed the plight of urban immigrant poor.
Author of the Jungle--Exposed the ugliness of the meat packing industry.
Reformers of Government
Progressives condemned corruption and tried to make government more democratic
Suffrage lost its momentum during Civil War
National American Women's Suffrage Association
Reformers of Society
Progressives also took on a whole variety of social problems
Progressive Social Causes:
Health and Safety Codes
direct election of senators
Educated Middle Class
Roosevelt's Bully Pulpit
Roosevelt takes on Trusts
Forces Mine Workers and Owners to accept Arbitration
a settlement negotiated by an outside party
Meat Inspection Act
Pure Food and Drug Act
Taft's attempt to lower tariffs
Divided Republican party
Taft's 1912 Agency to investigate
Payne-Aldrich Tariff divides Republican party
Taft win's Republican nomination
Roosevelt leaves Republican party and establishes "Bull Moose" Progressive Party
Election becomes 2 man race between Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson
Roosevelt's New Nationalism
Wilson's New Freedom
Federal Reserve Act
Federal Trade Commission
Clayton Anti-trust Act
The Progressive Movement
Don't forget to test your knowledge of the terms
Legacy and Limits of Progressivism
Legacy: Americans expect government to be an active force in regulating economy and social problems
Limits: NAACP and ADL are formed, but little was done to address racial or religious discrimination
Northern Securities vs United States