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the Progressive Age

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W Hoff

on 10 January 2014

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Transcript of the Progressive Age

the Progressive Era
Progressive Era 1890-1920
The Government as a tool for change.

1. Conservationist
2. Trustbuster
3. Progressive Reformer
The Presidency of T.R.
What was the square deal?
Warm Up
1. What does democracy mean to you?
2. How can you participate in a democracy?
Social & Political
Progressivism began as a
movement and grew into a

Social Darwinism
The early progressives rejected Social Darwinism.

...in other words, progressives
who believed that the problems society faced
(poverty, violence, greed, racism, class warfare)
What's the difference between a
social and a political movement?
Progressivism is the term applied to a variety of responses to the economic and social problems rapid industrialization introduced to America.
1. Women's Suffrage
2. Child Labor
3. Industrialization (Big Business/Trusts)

4. Urbanization (sanitation/crime/crowded)
5. Work Safety (profits over employee health)
6. Labor Rights/Food Safety
(The Jungle by Upton Sinclair)
Are there others?
Wait a second, what is Social
Progressives lived mainly in the cities,
were college educated, and believed that government could be a tool for change.
...could best be addressed by providing
good education
, a
safe environment
, and an
efficient workplace
Teddy Roosevelt - President
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