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Title: The Progressive Movement 1890s-1920 Ms. Jerome


1
The Progressive Movement1890s-1920Ms. Jerome
THE PROGRESSIVE ERA 1900-1920
  • Ms. Jerome

2
What is the Progressive Movement?
  • An attempt to deal with the problems brought on
    by industrialization and urbanization
  • A search for order

3
Turn of the Century
  • Progressive movement sought change, equality and
    reform.
  • A new centurya new beginning
  • Communism or SAVE CAPITALISM?
  • HOW DO YOU SAVE CAPITALISM?

4
Capitalism?
5
Does Communism sound good?
  • ELIMINATE private ownership
  • Make companies government owned.
  • SO WHY DIDNT AMERICA TURN TO SOCIALISM?
  • WAS PUTTING GOVERNMENT IN CONTROL OF BUSINESSES
    THE ANSWER?
  • PROGRESSIVES THOUGHT OTHERWISE

6
PROGRESSIVISM
CivilRights
Suffragettes
Muckrackers
Temperance
Labor Unions
MidclassWomen
Goo Goos
Popul ists
7
PROGRESSIVES
  • Mission to improve capitalism
  • Make government more responsie to social
    inequities
  • Reform government and business,
  • Ensure decent working conditions and wages
  • Fair governmental rule.

8
Recap of Populists
  • Post Civil War return to the farm
  • Overproduction of farm goods (remember new
    machinery made farming faster, more efficient)
  • High cost of fertilizer, railroad transportation,
    seeds, machinery left farmers in debt to bankers.
  • Populist Party emerged

9
  • http//www.wwnorton.com/college/history/eamerica/m
    edia/ch22/resources/documents/populist.htm

10
Progressive Ideas
  • Social Gospel
  • Protestant Christian Movement
  • The Kingdom of God on earth could be achieved not
    by striving for personal salvation but in the
    cause of social justice
  • Walter Rauschenbusch the leading early
    theologian of the Social Gospel in the United
    State

11
Progressive Ideas Contd
  • Philosophy of Pragmatism
  • Turn towards pragmatism and away from Social
    Darwinism
  • Turn away from Absolute Truths ?notion that
    society has unchanging laws (e.g. you are poor
    because)
  • Pragmatism is a turn towards judging consequences
  • This happened because
  • NOT Because you are poor

12
The of Progressive Movement
  • Middle Class Women

13
Industrial system was in profound disorder. The
middle class had to fight the wrongs of society.
It was a middle class task. The rich wouldnt
The poor couldnt
14
Women for change
  • Think about it If history was told though the
    lens of women, it would be a history of peace and
    social justice
  • Historically, women are the social housekeepers
  • Shouldered the burden of humanitarianism
  • Foot soldiers for charity
  • Lobbying and running settlement houses

15
Jane Addams andSettlement Houses
  • Jane Addams is a poster-child for a female
    progressive
  • Hull House was a hallmark of social
    progressivism.
  • Women began to have a voice and wanted more
    rights
  • Suffrage

16
National WomensTrade Union League
  • Formed in 1903
  • Eliminate sweat shop conditions
  • Effort to organize women in labor union
  • Inspired by British women

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Muller vs. Oregon
  • 1908
  • Topic Sex Discrimination
  • Restricted the working hours of women as
    justified by the special state interest in
    protecting women's health.
  • "the difference between the sexes.
  • child-bearing physiology and social role of women
    provided a strong state interest in reducing
    their working hours.

19
Repercussions
  • Was this court decision a milestone or a setback
    for womens rights?
  • Distinguished between two groups of women
    activists
  • Feminists sought equal-rights feminists
  • Anti the notion of the separation of the sexes
    into two stereotyped gender-roles

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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
  • March 25, 1911
  • 10th Story NYC building (downtown)
  • 8th floor fire
  • Seamstresses
  • Mostly Immigrant women
  • 146 jumped or burned to their deaths
  • They had been locked in so they wouldnt be
    caught slacking on the job.

22
Results
  • Raised public awareness to realities of workplace
    conditions.

23
Feminism
  • A new term during the Progressive era.
  • Freedom for full personal development
  • Militantly pro-suffrage on the basis that they
    were just as good as men.

24
Womens Suffrage Alice Paul
  • Picket
  • Hunger Strikes in jail
  • Against state-by-state women suffrage
  • Forced Feeing http//www.youtube.com/watch?vpO70
    ZjZ0wrw
  • Parade in Washington http//www.youtube.com/watch
    ?vAtUY-wVLdeY
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