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Nc goal #7 progressivism notes

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

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