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Progressive Era--Chapter 8

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Tom Anderson

on 14 October 2015

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Transcript of Progressive Era--Chapter 8

Who were the progressives?
The Roots of Progressivism
Roosevelt and Taft
The Wilson Years
Jacob Riis
Upton Sinclair
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
Robert LaFollette
Reformers of Society
Progressives also took on a whole variety of social problems
Progressive Social Causes:
Child Labor
Health and Safety Codes
Big Business
Key Reforms
direct primary
direct election of senators
Educated Middle Class
Nineteenth Amendment
Roosevelt's Bully Pulpit
Roosevelt takes on Trusts
Forces Mine Workers and Owners to accept Arbitration
a settlement negotiated by an outside party
Roosevelt's Acts
Meat Inspection Act
Pure Food and Drug Act
Hepburn Act
Roosevelt's Legacy:
Square Deal
Conservation movement
Trust busting
Taft's Reforms
Payne-Aldrich Tariff
Taft's attempt to lower tariffs
Divided Republican party
Children's Bureau
Taft's 1912 Agency to investigate
1912 Election
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
Income tax
Federal Reserve Act
Federal Trade Commission
Clayton Anti-trust Act
Wilson Wins!
The Progressive Movement
Don't forget to test your knowledge of the terms
Legacy and Limits of Progressivism
Wilson's Reforms
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
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