Nov. 7 Notes (Progressivism)

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Nov. 7 Notes (Progressivism)

  1. 1. Progressivism
  2. 2. <ul><li>Late 1800s ~ society looked beautiful on the surface, but greed & corruption lay underneath </li></ul>The Gilded Era
  3. 3. <ul><li>People were frustrated and wanted a “pure gold” society! </li></ul>The Gilded Era <ul><li>Frustrations led to the Progressive Movement </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Early 20 th Century (1900s) reform movement that sought to cure the problems of urbanization and industrialization </li></ul>Progress ive Movement <ul><li>Reform movement ~ group effort to improve (or change) society </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Many were… </li></ul>Who were Progress ives? <ul><li>Native-born </li></ul><ul><li>Middle or upper class </li></ul><ul><li>College educated </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Many were… </li></ul>Who were Progress ives? <ul><li>WOMEN </li></ul><ul><li>Could not vote & had limited career choices, but could work for reform </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Promote Democracy </li></ul>Three Major Goals <ul><li>Return control of govt. to all people </li></ul><ul><li>Popular sovereignty (the people have the highest power) is the basis of democracy </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Protect Social Well-being </li></ul>Three Major Goals <ul><li>Push for fair treatment ( justice ), relief of urban problems, and increased morality </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Create Economic Change </li></ul>Three Major Goals <ul><li>Restore economic opportunity for ALL ( Econ. Equality ) </li></ul><ul><li>Push for increased competition and regulation of monopolies </li></ul>
  10. 10. The End

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