The Progressive Movement (1900-1920) was basically a reform movement. The movement drew its ideals and inspiration from the writings of Thomas Jefferson and reform groups that had attracted some attention in the 19th Century. The progressives were successful in part because they were able to rally the better part of a generation to their ideas about reform. While not all progressives supported all progressive reforms, the basic objectives of the movement included the following: Destruction of the monopolistic power of the major corporations and banks in America. More representative government at all political levels in local, state, and national government. An active government that would take the initiative in reform. The right of labor to organize and secure a decent salary and safe working conditions. More economic and political rights for women. Regulation of child labor. The direct election of United States Senators. A graduated income tax that would fall hardest on the wealthy and least on the poor. Enactment of the initiative, referendum, and recall. Reform of city government Nationalization of railroads and banks. Government owned and operated local utilities. Consumer protection laws to prevent the sale of unsafe food and drugs. Progressives were found in all levels of society including the ranks of the very wealthy, the very poor, the middle class, and minority groups. Progressives were politicians, businessmen, workers, artists, and professionals. The progressive agenda was not an attempt to gain equality for all races and individuals in society. While minorities were represented among the leadership, most progressives were white, anglo-saxon protestants (WASPs), whose American roots were established by many generations.
There were four amendments added to the United States Constitution during what is known as the Progressive Era. The Constitution currently has 27 amendments.
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abolished child labor.
How did the roar of the national government change during the war
No wars were fought IN the United States during the 1900's
There was no United States during the French and Indian war
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During WWI The United States followed Isolationist policy.
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The country grew to more than twice its earlier size.
Egg production in the United States during 1998 was over 79.9 billion
states have jurisdiction over election procedures
No. The United States fought against Hitler to defeat Germany and the Nazis during WWII. England was an ally of the United States during the war.
the Louisiana purchase almost doubled the size of the united states during that time
The United States but it was sometimes referd to as the Union
United States Navy operations during World War I happened in 1917.
The Progressive Era occurred in the United States from around the 1890s until the 1920s. Governors of New York during this period include Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Evans Hughes, John Alden Dix and Al Smith.
Reform groups formed something called the progressive era. During the progressive era it caused political reform. With political reform came changes to help the economy and general well being of the United States.
An example is if you are born in the United States and live in the United States but root for Russia during the Olympics.
The tide turned in favor of the United States during the battle of midway
Labor reform, format for elections
During 1795 - 1818 the flag changed by getting a stripe and a star added to it.
The United States stopped exchanging U.S. dollars for gold.