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Many activists joined efforts to reform local government, public education, medicine, finance, insurance, industry, railroads, churches, and many other areas
They were considered to be middle class and reformist in nature
Robert M. La Follette Sr.
Charles Evans Hughes
William Jennings Bryan
Al Smith National Movement Progressives drew support from the middle class, and supporters included many lawyers, teachers, physicians, ministers and business people
Farmer organize during the 1870's
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National level People's Party Chapter 28
1. Discuss the origin, leadership, and goals of progressivism.
2. Describe how the early progressive movement developed at the local and state level and spread to become a national movement.
3. Describe the major role that women played in progressive social reform, and explain why progressivism meshed with many goals of the women’s movement.
4. Tell how President Roosevelt began applying progressive principles to the national economy, including his attention to conservation and consumer protection.
5. Explain why Taft’s policies offended progressives, including Roosevelt.
6. Describe how Roosevelt led a progressive revolt against Taft that openly divided the Republican party. Progressive Women Roosevelt Progressive Principle Progressive revolt Taft policy Women in the Progressive Era achieved many important reforms
Progressive women worked to expand the federal government in overseeing issues of education, sanitation, health, wages, working conditions, and social welfare
The role of women in the economy, society, and politics help improve the American life Roosevelt in particular was offended by Taft’s policies. He refused, with rather severe politeness, an invitation to visit the White House. He wrote Taft, "I shall keep my mind open and my mouth shut." Neither was easy for Roosevelt
its aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries Roosevelt supporters organized their own party to revolt against Taft
Roosevelt declared himself a presidential candidate and announced the formation of the National Progressive party
Democrats chose the progressive Woodrow Wilson as their candidate for president
Roosevelt drew away so many Republican votes that Taft finished third
Woodrow Wilson of the Democrats won
The New Deal promised relief for the needy, economic recover, and financial reforms
During this time, the Congress passed more than 15 major pieces of New Deal legislation's
FDR regulated banking and finance by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933
He regulated stock market by the Federal Securities Act passed in May 1933