Progressivism is a series of reform movements during the late 1800 and early 1900s.
Progressive goals Progressives sought the following: Temperance Reform of the government Suffrage for women Better working conditions More government regulation Efficient industry
Temperance Movement Women fought to ban alcohol in America. They did this without the vote!
Temperance movement Women would go to saloons and start singing church hymns.
Temperance movement Later in 1920, they would be successful with the 18 th Amendment which banned the sale or production of alcohol.
Social welfare YMCA provided charity work for slum neighborhoods like classes and entertainment.
Political Reforms Progressives wanted big business out of politics. Progressives wanted more popular sovereignty.
Political Reforms Secret ballot – Progressives wanted people to vote without intimidation.
Political Reforms Recall – special election to get rid of a politician. Auhnold is governor of CA because of a recall election.
Political reform Progressives reformed local governments by allowing people to introduce bills (initiative). A referendum is a vote on that initiative.
Political reform The Seventeenth Amendment put more power into the peoples’ hands. It allowed for the direct election of US Senators. Before, state legislators would choose. Here are the Texas Senators:
Political reform Progressives wanted big business out of politics. Political machines controlled the political parties.