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    • Progressivism
      Improving Americans Living and Working Conditions
    • What is progressivism?
      Concern for the state of society
      Lasted from 1895?- World War I
      Major areas of concern
      Economic- Large Corporations
      Social- Immigration and Labor
      Political- efficiency and democracy
    • Specific issues progressives wanted to tackle
      Labor (safety, hours, pay)
      Immigration (Americanization and limitation)
      Racism (Blacks, Asians, and Mexicans)
      Sanitation (city and food industry)
      White slavery (peonage and prostitution)
      Alcohol
      Large dominating corporations
    • The Muckrakers
      Journalists who wanted the truth exposed
      Jacob Riis
      Poverty in NYC
      Exposed the slums in photographs
      Ida Tarbell
      Criticized Standard Oil Company
      Lincoln Steffens
      Brought to light the corruption of city governments
    • Jacob Riis photographs
    • Labor
      Management’s focus was speed and efficiency
      Repetitive tasks
      Dangerous
      Sliced fingers
      Workers lost control of machines
      Often locked in
    • Immigration
      Americanization
      Henry Ford’s melting pot
      “I am a good American”
      Graduation ceremony
      Old dress
      American made clothes
      Limitation on Immigration set
      2% rule
      150,000 a year
    • Inequality and Racism
      Southern states mandate segregated schools in 1876
      SC spent $14 on a white student and $1 on a black student
      80% of African Americans still live in rural areas
      Jim crow laws
      LA Grandfather clause
    • Niagara Movement and the NAACP
      Met on Canadian side
      Pledged action
      Voting
      Equal access
      Integration
      Equality before the law
      Conference organized the NAACP
    • Sanitation
      City sewage
      Meat packing industry
      Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”
    • Prohibit alcohol
      Men spend more time at tavern than at home
      Waste of money
      Show up late to work
      Causing injuries at work
      Lowering productivity
    • Women
      Mother’s day
      suffrage
    • The Large Corporation
      Ida Tarbell brings it to the common person
      Rural areas receive mail, now know what is going on
      Rockefeller- 80% of oil
      J. P. Morgan
      Busting up the trust
    • The Trusts
    • The Progressive Era
      Who were the muckrakers and what did they want to accomplish?
      What was the Niagara Movement? Was it successful?
      Why was their a push to prohibit alcohol?