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Prohibition is an example of social engineering, a concept favored by Progressives.

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Q: What accounts for the success of the prohibition movement in the US during the era of progressive reform?
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Who were some important people during the Progressive era in the US?

The Progressive Movement in the United States was not started by one person or one group. The progressive ideas and ideals that were expressed in the early years of the 20th century go back to the ideas expressed by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. The Progressive Movement inherited ideas and reforms from such groups as the Mugwumps, the groups leading the Social Gospel movement, the women's movement which goes back to the 19th century, Populism, and even some socialistic ideas put forth in the late 19th century. Basically, the progressives saw ills in society at all levels of government--local, state, and national. They attempted to correct these evils and ills in various ways. The thing that made the Progressive Movement more successful than previous groups attempting reform was that the progressivies appealed to a wide variety of people and ideas. They included members of most political parties as well as the poor, middle, and upper classes of society. There were progressive businessmen, progressive politicians, and progressive individuals and groups. Another factor in the success of the movement was that there were three progressive presidents who pushed the ideals of the movement, and leading senators and representatives who helped create the public support for the movement's reforms. MrV


Was the noble experiment of prohibition a success?

No, it turned out to be counter-productive and created more problems.


What was the issue that prompted the proposed 18 amendment?

Prohibition was prompted by the success of women's suffrage which was very vocal in its support of prohibition in combination with the nation's average alcohol intake which - counting 'hard' (80 proof) liquor alone - amounted to almost two bottles a week per family


What is progressives and what ways in was it a forward looking movement and what ways was it a backward looking movement?

The progressives were (and are) always looking to progress further from the current state of living, economics, and such in a country. The progressives are responsible for actions such as labor unions, increasing minimum wage, and laws that influence the social aspect of a community. They often claim to be working for the common good, the good of the people. The progressive movement seems to be a forward movement because it seeks to positively enhance living standards. Such as taking away the vending machines in a school to battle child obesity. It seems like a good end goal, but that is exactly the progressive state of mind-the ends justify the means. They often distract the public eye from the means with golden vision of the end goal. The progressive movement is ultimately moves in a backward motion because it limits the "failing" aspect of success. Nobody seeks to fail, but failure is an important part of growing and developing. Progressives want to lighten the burden of the people but in the end, make it impossible for the people to carry any kind of load at all.


Which states were crucial to the Constitution's success?

The states that were crucial to the constitutions success were New York, Virginia, and North Carolina.

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What accounts for the success of the prohibition movement in the US durning the era of progressive reform 1900-1919?

For a general answer, you can say that public statements in newspapers, and speeches contributed to the success of the prohibition movement.


What did the leaders of the progressive movement do?

What was important to the success of the Progressive leaders


What reform movement won temporary political success through the Maine Law?

Prohibition


Who were some important people during the Progressive era in the US?

The Progressive Movement in the United States was not started by one person or one group. The progressive ideas and ideals that were expressed in the early years of the 20th century go back to the ideas expressed by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. The Progressive Movement inherited ideas and reforms from such groups as the Mugwumps, the groups leading the Social Gospel movement, the women's movement which goes back to the 19th century, Populism, and even some socialistic ideas put forth in the late 19th century. Basically, the progressives saw ills in society at all levels of government--local, state, and national. They attempted to correct these evils and ills in various ways. The thing that made the Progressive Movement more successful than previous groups attempting reform was that the progressivies appealed to a wide variety of people and ideas. They included members of most political parties as well as the poor, middle, and upper classes of society. There were progressive businessmen, progressive politicians, and progressive individuals and groups. Another factor in the success of the movement was that there were three progressive presidents who pushed the ideals of the movement, and leading senators and representatives who helped create the public support for the movement's reforms. MrV


What success could advocates of prohibitions point to?

Alcoholism and liver disease declined during prohibition.


Was the prohibition act a success?

No, it failed miserably and actually created serious new problems.


Was the noble experiment of prohibition a success?

No, it turned out to be counter-productive and created more problems.


What did Progressive African American women believe was the key to success?

Education


How did the Supreme Court limit the success of reform during the Progressive Era?

They didnt


Who said success is the progressive realization of a predetermined worthwhile goal?

Paul J. MeyerFounder of SMI - Success Motivation Internationaltinyurl.com/PaulJMeyerpauljmeyer.com/


With which group did Al Smith have the most success in the 1928 presidential campaign?

Opponents of Prohibition Immigrant voters Catholics


The Prohibition Party was an example of a?

single-issue party. The Prohibition Party of the United States was formed in 1869 and continues to exist. The Prohibition Party found early success in pressuring towns and counties to enact prohibition laws. While other prohibition groups such as the Anti-Saloon League were non-partisan and supported dry (pro-prohibition) candidates regardless of party affiliation, the Prohibition Party ran candidates on its own ticket. The Party's success in getting candidates elected to political office has been very limited. Sidney J. Cattts was elected governor of Florida in 1916, the highest office ever achieved by a Prohibition Party candidate; he was blatantly racist and anti-Catholic. Beginning in 1914, Charles H. Randall was elected from California to the U.S. House of Representatives for three successive terms on the Prohibition Party ticket. In his first re-election campaign in 1916, he successfully ran as the candidate of the Prohibition Party as well the candidate of the Democratic, Republican, and Progressive parties to defeat a candidate running as an independent. Susanna M. Salter, the first woman mayor in the U.S., won on the Prohibition Party ticket. The only successful Prohibition Party candidate in the 21st century has been the tax assessor of Thompson Township in Pennsylvania. The declining fortunes of the Prohibition Party can be seen in the venues of its conventions over time. In the early years they were held in such places as the opera house in Columbus (OH), the Exposition Hall in Pittsburgh, and the First Regiment Armory in Chicago. In later years, they have been held in such places as a motel in Birmingham (AL), an unknown location in Bird-in Hand (PA), and in a private living room in Lakewood (CO).