Loading presentation...
Prezi is an interactive zooming presentation

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

The Progressive Era 1880 - 1920

No description
by

Natalie Fontenot

on 13 October 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of The Progressive Era 1880 - 1920

The Progressive Era 1880 - 1920
Women's Issues
Political Reforms:
African Americans
Labor Reforms
Business Reforms
Upton Sinclair - The Jungle
Who: Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, Progressives

What Issues: Unregulated sale of food and medicine was revealed in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle documenting the meat processing industry.

Proposed Reforms: Laws to guarantee safety and health of consumers, Meat Inspection Act, 8 hour work day,

Results: Pure Food and Drug Act

“I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”

Temperance Movement
Who: Christians/ Religious

What Issues: Wanted to restore order to society, Alcoholism was a BIG problem for employers and at home.

Reforms: Outlaw the sale and consumption of alcohol, regulate saloons.

Results: Prohibition/ 18th Amendment
Women's Suffrage
Who: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Issues: Settlement Houses, Temperance Movement,
Women's Suffrage, Women believed that if they had the right to vote, they could help clean up society too!

Reform Proposed: Women & Child Labor, Women's Voting Rights

Results: 19th Amendment, Children's Bureau in the Labor Department
City Manager/ City Commissioner
Party Reform
Political Reforms
Who: Governor La Middle Class Workers, Intellectuals, Populists

Issues: Wanted to reduce party politics and power of political bosses and bring more power to the people.

Proposed Reforms: Direct Election of Senators, Direct Primaries, Recall, Initiative and Referendum

Results: 17th Amendment, Municipal Reform/ City-Manager Plan, Interest Groups, Lobby Reform, Primaries, Recall (some states)
Two Perspectives
Who: W. E. B. Dubouis
Booker T. Washington

Issues: Equal Rights for African Americans

Proposed Reforms: Anti-lynching laws, equal access, government reform

Results: NAACP founded Anti-lynching laws, Guinn v United States
Case of Child Labor
Who: Women, Interest Groups, Labor Unions, Religious Organizations

What Issues: Safety and protection of children in the work place.

Proposed Reforms: Prohibit shipment of goods produced by children across state lines - Keating -Owen Act.


Results: Keating- Owen Act was struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Established a Children's Bureau in the Labor Department.
General Workers' Rights
Who: Factory workers, women workers, Religious, Labor Unions

What Issues: Concern for unsafe working conditions, low-pay
Example: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Proposed Reforms: Child labor laws, workmen's compensations, "mothers' pensions


Results: States passed laws regarding this (New York, California)
Trust Busting
Who: President Teddy Roosevelt, Socialists, Louis Brandeis Progressives, President Woodrow Wilson

What Issues: Break up "bad trusts" or monopolies by using government regulation that would up-hold fair competition.

Reforms: Create government programs to break trusts apart, investigate activities of trusts.

Results: Sherman Antitrust Act, Department of Commerce and Labor, Federal Reserve Act, Clayton Antitrust Act.
"Put down your bucket where you are..." - Booker T. Washington
"Is it possible and probable that 9 millions of men can make effective progress in economic lines if they are deprived of political rights, made a servile caste and allowed only the most meager chance for developing their exceptional men?" - W.E.B. Du Bois
Immigration Restrictions
Who: Reformers

What Issues: Growing immigrant population created social problems.

Reforms: Settlement Houses (help assimilate), Eugenics, Nativism.

Results: Immigration Quotas/ Limits on immigrants from certain countries.
Full transcript