Causes of the Progressive Era<br />Goal 7<br />
Urbanization<br />Caused by the Guilded Age<br />Immigrants coming to the USA from Eastern Europe<br />Industrialization c...
Urbanization<br />Results (Con’t)<br />Lack of government response led to POLITICAL MACHINES<br />Helped immigrants get on...
Tenement Houses<br />
Boss Tweed<br />
Thomas Nast<br />Brought down Boss Tweed with his cartoons<br />
Labor Unrest<br />Industrialization led to greedy factory owners<br />18+ hour work days<br />Low Pay<br />Children employ...
Monopolies<br />Big Business Controlled gov’t<br />Carnegie – Steel (Vertical Integration)<br />Vanderbilt – RR (Horizonta...
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Causes of the progressive era

  1. 1. Causes of the Progressive Era<br />Goal 7<br />
  2. 2. Urbanization<br />Caused by the Guilded Age<br />Immigrants coming to the USA from Eastern Europe<br />Industrialization created the need for jobs<br />Farmers are out of work due to Bonanza Farms (big business farms)<br />RESULTS –<br /> - Led to tenement houses: Disease- <br /> -JacobRiis – “How the Other Half Lives”<br />
  3. 3. Urbanization<br />Results (Con’t)<br />Lack of government response led to POLITICAL MACHINES<br />Helped immigrants get on their feet (gave $)<br />Boss Tweed ran Tammany Hall in NYC (political Machine)<br />Corruption!!!<br />
  4. 4. Tenement Houses<br />
  5. 5. Boss Tweed<br />
  6. 6. Thomas Nast<br />Brought down Boss Tweed with his cartoons<br />
  7. 7. Labor Unrest<br />Industrialization led to greedy factory owners<br />18+ hour work days<br />Low Pay<br />Children employed<br />Led to the rise of UNIONS<br />Strikes were violent<br />
  8. 8. Monopolies<br />Big Business Controlled gov’t<br />Carnegie – Steel (Vertical Integration)<br />Vanderbilt – RR (Horizontal Integration); led to creation of trusts and ultimately anti-trust laws<br />Rockefeller – Standard Oil (Horizontal)<br />RESULTS – Politicians eventually started to crack down<br />
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