Progressiveera

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Progressiveera

  1. 1. Unit 1: The Emergence of Modern America Topic #1: The Progressive Era Guiding Questions:  • What were the causes of the progressive reform movement?  • How did progressives reform society?  • How did TR and Wilson transform the role of government? the office of  the presidency?   • How democratic was this movement?  1
  2. 2. UNIT 1: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA Topic 1: The Progressive Era What kind of society is depicted in the photographs?  2
  3. 3. New Problems/Issues New Religious Ideas: Social Gospel Movement  The Progressive Era Causes New Community Organizations:  New Forms of Journalism: Settlement Houses Muckraking 3
  4. 4. How would you describe the typical progressive reformer?  Goals  Beliefs  Concerns Characteristics 4
  5. 5. Passed laws  regulating  meat industry Rational plan for forests Roosevelt's Square Deal Econ. Policies Regulated RRds Eniv. Policies Reclamation Act Broke up trusts quot;When I say I believe in a square deal, I do not mean to  give every man the best hand. If good cards do not  come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not  got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean  is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.quot; 5
  6. 6. Regulated Banks Lower Tariffs Regulated businesses quot;The man with only a little capital is finding it  harder and harder to get into the field, more  and more impossible to compete with the big  fellow. Why? Because the laws of this  country do not prevent the strong from  crushing the weak.quot; Wilson's New Freedom ‐‐‐Woodrow Wilson Established Federal Reserve Supported Unions Supported women's rights Instituted Federal Income Tax 6
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