Unit 1: The Emergence of Modern America
Topic #1: The Progressive Era
• 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
• How democratic was this movement?
UNIT 1: THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN AMERICA
Topic 1: The Progressive Era
What kind of society is depicted in the photographs?
New Religious Ideas:
Social Gospel Movement
The Progressive Era
New Community Organizations:
New Forms of Journalism: Settlement Houses
How would you describe the typical progressive reformer?
Rational plan for forests
Roosevelt's Square Deal Econ. Policies Regulated RRds
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;
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
Established Federal Reserve
Supported women's rights Instituted Federal Income Tax