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