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1 Progressive Movement Responses to the Challenges brought about by Industrialization and Urbanization

2 Questions: What problems did Progressive reformers hope to solve? What role did journalists and other writers play in the Progressive Movement? How did the Progressives work to help the urban poor? How did the Progressive reformers change local and state governments?

3 Progressivism: Reform Movement Began during T Roosevelts Administration. Ended in 1917 with the US entry into WWI. Spirit of Active Reform dominated national, state, and local politics. Wide range of issues Middle class city dwellers From the mid west and northeast.

4 Pressure for Reforms Why? Negative effects of industrialization. Social Darwinism Laissez Faire Economics Lack of competition: high prices Abuse of nations resources. Poor working conditions Poor living conditions Large gap between rich and poor. Rise of unions

5 Pressure for Reforms continued Immigration kept wages low/rise of nativism Mixed Response of Government Unresponsive to the impact of industrialization and urbanization. Courts did not support fair business practices corruption

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11 Reforms demanded by rising middle class Increased power and influence of middle class. Educated class Progressives supported use of government power to bring about reform. Technology and science could improve the basic institutions of America: family, education, business and govt Strengthening capitalism and they were against the rising tide of socialism. By pass the political parties.

12 Muckrakers The Muckrakers and reform Brought public attention to reform issues. Journalists, writers, photographers, and artists. Investigated and exposed corruption and injustice. Lincoln Steffens (The Shame of the Cities), Ida Tarbell (History of Standard Oil), Upton Sinclair (The Jungle movie trailer?), Jacob Riis (How the Other Half Lives)The Shame of the CitiesHistory of Standard OilThe JungleHow the Other Half Lives

13 Specific Areas of Concern Poverty and living conditions Better living conditions through building codes Social Gospel Settlement Houses Jane Addams Hull House Henry Street Settlement: Lillian Wald Provided child care, education, social activities, and employment help.

14 Specific Areas of Concern Peace Movement Addams and Wald Jeannette Rankin 1 st woman elected to congress Addams 1931 Noble Peace Prize

15 Specific Areas of Concern Temperance and prohibition Began in the 1820s 1874 Womens Christian Temperance Union th amendment

16 Specific Areas of Concern Womens Movement 1848 Seneca Falls NY Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were the radicals. Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell were the moderates. 1900s Carrie Chapmen Catt changes strategy. 19 Amendment 1920

17 Specific Areas of Concern Birth Control Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Federation Education for Women 100,000 women in college by the 1900s. Rights for Jews Anti-Defamation League

18 Specific Areas of Concern African Americans Lynchings Booker T Washington: vocational training Policy called accommodation W.E.B. DuBois: more radical than BTW Niagara Movement NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Marcus Garvey: separatist Ida B. Wells: journalist

19 Progressivism and Government 1 st concentrated their efforts on local governments. Elect Progressive Mayors but also needed to change the way government ran. Popular in small and medium sized cities. City Commissioner Plan City manager Plan

20 Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Deal Many reforms during his administration. 1 st of the Progressive Presidents (William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson). Youngest man to become president 1901 William McKinley is assassinated Elected in 1904 Used the power of the Presidency to deal with social and economic problems

21 Cities respond to Urban Problems Transportation systems, water and sewage, sanitation, other utilities. Modernizing Police and Fire Departments. Constructing new government buildings. Building Libraries and museums

22 Reform of State Government Limited the control of state controlled boss politics. Limited powerful business interests. To protect gains at the local level reform was needed at the state and federal levels. Needed to increase citizen participation in government.

23 State reforms Secret ballots Initiative Referendum Recall Direct primary Direct Election of Senators (1913) 17 th Amendment. Role of third parties

24 State, Social and Environmental Reform Wisconsin Model Robert M. La Follette Regulate railroads, lobbying, banking Civil service reforms Reform tax system Workmens compensation Factory inspections Teddy Roosevelt New State Tenement Commission

25 Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Deal Youngest President to take office 1 st of three Progressive presidents( William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson) Stewardship: leading the nation in the public interest, like a supervisor or manager. Square Deal: many reforms during his administration

26 Reforms Consumer Protection Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act (The Jungle)The Jungle Regulation of Business Hepburn Act 1906 Regulation of Railroad rates. Strengthened the ICC. Also expanded power to include regulation of pipelines, ferries, bridges and terminals.

27 Reforms Trust-busting Good and bad trusts. Northern Securities Case: Pacific Northwest Railroads. Dissolved Beef Trust: Swift and Company v. the United States. Labor Reforms: The Anthracite Coal Strike: United Mine Workers. Employers Liability Act of 1906: provided accident insurance for interstate railroad workers. And in Washington D.C. Working Hours: Lockner v. New York ( no limiting working hours) Muller v Oregon ( women working) 10 hour work day

28 Conservation Roosevelt was a naturalist Influenced by Gifford Pinchot and John Muir. Forest Reserve Act of 1891/US Forest Service /150 Million Acres. National Reclamation Act of 1902

29 Progressivism Under Taft 1909 William Howard Taft is elected President. Twice as many lawsuits Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States. Rule of reason to the Sherman Antitrust Act Mann Elkins act of 1910/ICC/ control telephone and telegraph. Payne –Aldrich Act of 1909 raise tariffs

30 Woodrow Wilson and the New freedom Democrat 1912 Competition in the marketplace through enforcement of antitrust laws. Underwood Tariff Act: lowered tariffs/Civil War th Amendment Graduated Income tax. 6% v 1% Federal Reserve System created.

31 Federal Reserve System 12 Districts, each with a Federal reserve Bank. The Federal Government could now: Issue sound currency. Control the amt of money in circulation. Control interest rates. Shift money from one bank to another when needed.

32 Negative Aspects of the Progressive Period Rights of African Americans do not improve.. Woodrow Wilson enact separate facilities for blacks in Federal Government buildings. Jim Crows are still in existence (Plessy v Ferguson) separate but equal. Women are still treated like second class citizens. Unequal education still exists for all races Child labor. No minimum wage, no maximum work week, Prohibition….Organized Crime No anti-lynching laws

33 Business Regulation Federal Trade Commission Act Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 Price fixing Buying stock in competing companies. Addams Act of hour work day for workers on railroads and in interstate commerce. Federal Farm Loan Act 1916 Keating – Owen Child Labor Act: Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. Hammer v Dagenhart 19 th Amendment 1920 women the right to vote.

34 Causes of the Progressive Movement Growth of industry Growth of cities The Progressive Movement Work of Muckrakers Political Direct election of Senators. Party primaries. Votes for women. Social Laws protecting Workers. Settlement houses Birth control Child labor laws consumer protection laws Economic Conservation of land and water. Regulation of business Lower tariffs Income tax Federal Reserve

35 Progressive Movement Protect Social Welfare Pure Food and Drug Act Meat Inspection Act Conservation projects Settlement House Movement Formation of NAACP Mandatory Education Promote Moral Development Temperance 18 th Amendment Social Gospel Movement Create Economic Reform Underwood tariff Federal Reserve System Clayton Antitrust Act Hepburn Act 16 th Amendment Federal Trade Commission Regulate public utilities Foster Efficiency In Government 17 th &18 th Amendment Civil Service reform Secret Ballot Direct Primaries Referendum Recall City commission City manager

36 Progressive Pyramid National Amendments Pure food and Drug Act Meat Inspection Act Underwood Tariff, Clayton Antitrust Act FTC, Federal Reserve Bank, Hepburn Act, NAACP, Forest Reserve Act State Secret Ballot, Initiative, referendum, recall, direct primaries, direct election of senators Local City Commission, city manager, regulation of public utilities, city beautification, settlement houses

37 Muckrakers: uncover corruption Lincoln Steffens The Shame of the Cities Corrupt politicians Frank Norris The Octopus Corrupt railroad operators & California Wheat farmers Upton Sinclair The Jungle Unhealthy conditions in the Meat packing industry Ida Tarbel History of the Standard Oil Company John D. Rockefellers monopoly


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