During the Progressive Era what reforms were adopted?
direct election of Senators by the people rather than the state legislatures
The only reform here that can be attributed directly to the Progressive era is the direct election of Senators by the people rather than the state legislatures. Presidential succession and suffrage rights were addressed by Constitutional amendments in the second half of the 20th Century.
Why were most election reforms during the Progressive Era legislated by state governments and not by federal governments?
Why were most election reforms during the progressive Era legistated by state governments and not by the federal government?
During the Progressive Era, the federal government was still fairly limited in its power, closer to the original intent of the Framer's concept of federalism. Many of the issues involved powers that were considered reserved to the states exclusively. Matters related to elections were considered the responsibilities of the states.
How did the mass circulation of newspapers and magazines assist the cause of reform during the progressive era?
What were the advancement of the American civil rights during the progressive era compared to the other reforms?
Women in the Progressive Era worked for economic and political equality and for social reforms, such as the right to control their earnings and to own property. They came to realize that politicians were unwilling to listen to them, so they needed win the right to vote in order to achieve the reforms they wanted.