Progressive Era

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Progressive Era

  1. 1. Progressive Era<br />
  2. 2. John Muir<br />What’s wrong in America?<br /><ul><li>The wilderness is being destroyed
  3. 3. Loggers are destroying the </li></ul> nation’s forests<br /><ul><li>Miners are scarring mountains and</li></ul> polluting rivers<br /><ul><li>Many species of birds and animals are nearly extinct.</li></li></ul><li>Reforms achieved<br />Influenced President Roosevelt to increase the amount of land set aside for national forests<br />Influenced President Roosevelt to double the number of national parks and to outlaw logging and ranching in national parks<br />
  4. 4. W.E.B. DuBois<br />What is wrong in America?<br />Racism is everywhere<br />The south has segregated schools, trains and parks<br />African Americans can not vote in the South<br />In the North, African Americans are discriminated against in housing and jobs.<br />Africans Americans are often lynched<br />
  5. 5. Reforms Achieved<br />National Association for the Advancement of Colored People<br />
  6. 6. Upton Sinclair<br />What’s wrong in America?<br />Few safety measures are in place for workers<br />Meat is packed under very unsanitary conditions<br />
  7. 7. Reforms Achieved<br />Meat Inspection Act<br />Pure Food and Drug Act<br />
  8. 8. Alice Paul<br />What is wrong in America?<br />Women cannot vote<br />
  9. 9. Reforms Achieved<br />19th Amendment passed<br />Giving women the right to vote<br />
  10. 10. Mother Jones<br />What’s wrong in America?<br />Young children work long hours in factories under unsafe conditions.<br />Adult workers have terrible working conditions<br />
  11. 11. Reforms Achieved<br />Child Labor outlawed<br />Oregon law to limit women workers to ten hour work day<br />Maryland program to assist injured workers<br />56 New York worker protection laws<br />
  12. 12. Robert La Follette<br />What’s wrong in America?<br />Political bosses choose candidates for office<br />Bosses bribe voters and stuff ballot boxes<br />
  13. 13. Reforms Achieved<br />Direct Primaries that allow voters to chose candidates<br />Initiatives that allow voters to enact laws by popular vote<br />Referendum that allows voting to overturn existing laws<br />Recall that allows voters to remove elected officials from office. <br />
  14. 14. Theodore Roosevelt<br />What’s wrong in America?<br />Business monopolies are using unfair business practices to drive out competition.<br />
  15. 15. Reforms Achieved<br />The government began enforcing the Sherman <br />Antitrust Act.<br />
  16. 16. Andrew Carnegie<br />What’s right in America?<br />Railroads link the towns and cities of the nation<br />New industries have been established<br />There are more jobs for immigrants<br />Ordinary Americans can afford new products<br />Competition provides for the survival of the most fit.<br />
  17. 17. Contribution to America’s Prosperity<br />Established a $250 million steel company<br />Used wealth to build concert halls, universities and hospitals<br />Built libraries<br />
  18. 18. John D. Rockefeller<br />What’s right in America?<br />Railroads link the towns and cities of the nation<br />New industries have been established<br />There are more jobs for immigrants<br />Ordinary Americans can afford new products<br />
  19. 19. Contributions<br />Started the Rockefeller Foundation to promote the well being of mankind throughout the world.<br />Funded universities, medical research, the arts and education.<br />

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