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Title: The Progressive Era


1
The Progressive Era
  • Chapter 17

2
What is the Definition of Progressivism?
3
Progressivism
  • The movement to bring about PROGRESS to Society.
  • To have an honest and efficient Government
  • New ideas to bring social justice!

4
What are the origins of the movement?
  • Mostly middle class, dissatisfied industrial
    workers.
  • All believed that industrialization and
    urbanization created problems that needed
    reformed!

5
What were the three main areas the Progressives
targeted?
  • Political Reforms corrupt Government
  • Poor city conditions help with sanitation and
    slums
  • Big Business Bust the trusts!!!
  • Want to reduce the growing gap between the rich
    and poor!

6
Who were the Muckrakers and what did they hope
to do?
  • Socially conscious journalists who
    sensationalized reports .
  • People exposed to the corruptions!!

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Lincoln Steffens
  • Shame of the Cities!
  • Political corruption in Philadelphia
  • Bribes with elections

9
Ida Tarbell
  • Exposed corruptions in Monopolies
  • Specifically John Rockefellers Standard Oil
    Trust
  • (The History of Standard Oil)

10
Jacob Riis
How the Other Half Lives! - Reveals the
crowded, unsafe, rat infested tenements where the
urban poor lived!
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Upton Sinclair
  • The Jungle
  • Immigrant working in Chicagos stockyards (sell
    the meat)
  • Exposes the conditions of the meat packing
    industry

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Progressives Reform Society
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  • Religious motives to follow the Bibles
    teachings
  • The kingdom of God here on earth!

17
Settlement House Movement
  • A community center that provides social services
    to the poor.
  • Actually in a poor neighborhood, can protect the
    poor in the cites!
  • Jane Addams and the Hull House

18
Education
  • Florence Kelly
  • Ban child labor
  • Pass state laws of required education until a
    certain age
  • IMPROVES EDUCATION!!!

19
Industrial Workers
  • Improve conditions ad hours worked
  • compensation laws
  • fire escapes (triangle shirtwaist factory fire)

20
Reforming Government
  • Election rules Giving citizens more power
  • Direct Primary Citizens vote for election
    nominees
  • Initiative Gives people the power to put a
    new/proposed law on the ballot by way of petition
  • Referendum approve of reject laws passed by the
    legislature
  • Recall remove public officials from office
    before their term ends.

21
What is the definition of Progressivism?
  • A. The movement to bring about PROGRESS to
    Society.
  • B. To have an honest and efficient Government
  • C. New ideas to bring social justice!
  • D. All the above
  • E. Only A and B

22
What are the origins of Progressivism?
  • A. Progressives were mostly middle class,
    dissatisfied industrial workers.
  • B. Progressives believed that industrialization
    and urbanization created problems that needed
    reformed!
  • C. Both A and B
  • D. None of the above

23
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WAS not ONE OF THE three
main areas the Progressives targeted?
  1. POLITICAL REFORMS
  2. RELIGIOUS REFORM
  3. BIG BUSINESS
  4. POOR CITY CONDITIONS

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Who were the Muckrakers?
  • PEOPLE WHO IMMIGRATED FROM EASTERN EUROPE TO
    AMERICA.
  • Socially conscious journalists who
    sensationalized reports.
  • People who exposed
  • corruptions.
  • D. BOTH A AND B
  • E. BOTH B AND C
  • F. None of the above

25
TRUE (A) OR FALSE(B)
  • HORACE MANN WAS THE LEADER OF EDUCATIONAL REFORM
    IN THE EARLY 1900S.
  1. TRUE
  2. FALSE

26
WHICH MUCKRAKER IS THIS?
  1. JACOB RIIS
  2. UPTON SINCLAIR
  3. LINCOLN STEFFENS
  4. COACH FOX

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WHICH PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IS BEING DESCRIBED?
  • A community center that provides social services
    to the poor.
  1. SOCIAL GOSPEL MOVEMENT
  2. INDUSTRIAL WORKERS MOVEMENT
  3. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM MOVEMENT
  4. SETLLEMENT HOUSE MOVEMENT

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