A study of the progressive era

Women's participation in World War I, through service in the military and work in defense plants and the Red Cross, heightened the momentum. Rural residents also disagreed with the notion that farms needed to improve their efficiency, as they saw this goal as serving urban interests more than rural ones.

The Progressive Era was one of general prosperity after the Panic of —a severe depression—ended in The social structure in rural Philippines was highly traditional and highly unequal.

The feminist perspective, by pushing for this type of education, intended to explain that women had separate but equally important responsibilities in life with men that required proper training.

Bytwo thirds of the states had some form of prohibition laws and roughly three quarters of the population lived in dry areas. The most radical and controversial amendment came during the anti-German craze of World War I that helped the Progressives and others push through their plan for prohibition through the 18th amendment once the Progressives fell out of power the 21st amendment repealed the 18th in The 16th amendment made an income tax legal this required an amendment due to Article One, Section 9 of the Constitution, which required that direct taxes be laid on the States in proportion to their population as determined by the decennial census.

The Progressives also made strides in attempts to reduce political corruption through the 17th amendment direct election of U. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, passed the Senate in June and was ratified by the states in Augustmore than 70 years after the first women's rights meeting in Seneca Falls, New York.

Temperance advocates did not always emphasize prohibiting the consumption of alcohol. By the s, a majority of Americans had tired of the noble experiment, and the 18th Amendment was repealed.

Despite those fighting against reform, there was a positive outcome to the fight for reform. InCongress passed the Webb-Kenyon Actwhich forbade the transport of liquor into dry states. A report to Secretary of War Taft provided a summary of what the American civil administration had achieved.

He was also a leader in promoting environmentalism. Enrollment in public secondary school went fromtoThe Progressives also made strides in attempts to reduce political corruption through the 17th amendment direct election of U.

The Southern Education Board came together to publicize the importance of reform. The social conservatism of many rural residents also led them to resist attempts for change led by outsiders.

It was further pushed in the South, where education was very much behind compared to the rest of the country. The heyday of the amateur expert gave way to the research professor who published in the new scholarly journals and presses. It established national standards for law schools, which led to the replacement of the old system of young men studying law privately with established lawyers by the new system of accredited law schools associated with universities.

These products were anything from mayonnaise, soda, or canned vegetables.

Progressive Era

Concrete was first used inand expanded until it became the dominant surfacing material in the s. That is, it was concerned with the moral fabric of society; it was supported primarily by the middle classes; and it was aimed at controlling the "interests" liquor distillers and their connections with venal and corrupt politicians in city, state, and national governments.

Many of today's U.

Political and Social Reforms

Progressives also wanted to limit how long women could work, arguing that long hours in a factory were detrimental to a woman's well being. Infederal-aid was first made available to improve post-roads, and promote general commerce.

History of the American West, The temperance movement, discouraging the use of alcoholic beverages, had been active and influential in the United States since at least the s.

Economic policy[ edit ] President Wilson uses tariff, currency, and anti-trust laws to prime the pump and get the economy working. The Panic of was short and mostly affected financiers.

In general, they accepted the concept of laissez-fairea doctrine opposing government interference in the economy except to maintain law and order. Despite those fighting against reform, there was a positive outcome to the fight for reform.

Tarbell wrote a series of articles against Standard Oilwhich was perceived to be a monopoly. Economic policy[ edit ] President Wilson uses tariff, currency, and anti-trust laws to prime the pump and get the economy working. The federal Pure Food and Drug Actwhich was pushed by drug companies and providers of medical services, removed from the market patent medicines that had never been scientifically tested.

Progressives advocated for censorship of motion pictures as it was believed that patrons especially children viewing movies in dark, unclean, potentially unsafe theaters, might be negatively influenced in witnessing actors portraying crimes, violence, and sexually suggestive situations.

New York State took the lead inand by the old system had been discarded in every area. Immigrants were not for reform either, fearing that such a thing would Americanize their children.

Inwhen a hurricane and flood destroyed much of the infrastructure of Galveston, Texas, the mayor and city council were replaced with a commission made up of nonpartisan administrators who ran each of the city's municipal departments.2.

____F_____ As a result of the Progressive Era, the work day was shortened and workers were paid less 3. ____T_____ As a result of the Progressive Era, child labor laws banned children from working.

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____F_____ As a result of the Progressive Era, Congress made unions illegal. 5. The book about meatpacking inustry, Expose on the filthy conditions in the Chicago slaughterhouses, which caught many people's attentions about unsanitary conditions in the meat industry.

The Progressive Era - - Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Imagine you are a woman during the Progressive Era.

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Explain how you might recruit other women to support the following causes: improving education, housing reform, food and drug laws, and the. Social reformer who worked to improve the lives of the working class.

In she founded Hull House in Chicago, the first private social welfare agency in the U.S., to assist the poor, combat juvenile delinquency and help immigrants learn to speak English.

Progressive Era

The Progressive Era ( - ) Progressivism is the term applied to a variety of responses to the economic and social problems rapid industrialization introduced to America.

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