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1 The Progressives Out to save the world!

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3 The Progressive Era marks the end of the Gilded Age with its graft and corruption. Usually considered to be from roughly 1890 to World War I

4 The Progressive Era  The desire to use the government as an agency of human welfare—the concept of the federal welfare state  Antecedents of Progressivism:  (1) Movement owed a great deal to Populism  (2) Social Critics and Writers—

5 The Muckrakers were the investigative journalists of their day. Exposing evil became a flourishing business.

6 Important Muckrakers wrote for magazines that were newly popular.

7 Some of these articles were later made into books, such as Lincoln Steffens’ Shame of the Cities

8 Jacob Riis published a book of his photographs called How the Other Half Lives in which he depicted lives of poverty.

9 photos by Jacob Riis

10 The Progressive Era  Four features of Progressivism:  Democratic  Direct primaries  Initiative, referendum, and recall  Income Taxes (XVI Amendment 1913)

11 The Progressive Era  Direct election of US Senators (XVII Amendment 1913)  Government efficiency  City Manager  Staunton, Virginia (1908)  National Association of City Managers

12 The Progressive Era  Regulation  Increased tendency to direct some business activities through federal regulations  Social Justice  Settlement House movement

13 The Progressive Era  The National Child Labor Committee (1904)  By 1914, 35 state legislatures had passed laws prohibiting children under age fourteen from working

14 The Progressive Era  Liquor Prohibition—”manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors... prohibited.” (XVIII Amendment 1919)

15 The Progressive Era  Theodore Roosevelt (R)  Became President after William McKinley assassinated (1901)

16 The Progressive Era  Roosevelt wished to avoid socialism and a return to laissez faire  Used the “carrot and the stick” approach

17 The Progressive Era  Northern Securities Company v. United States (1904)  Bureau of Corporations within the Department of Commerce and Labor to collect statistics and investigate the activities of corporations.

18 The Progressive Era  John Mitchell ( )  United Mine Workers’ Union

19 The Progressive Era  Meat Inspection Act (1906)  Pure Food and Drug Act (1906)  In 1905, by the authority of the Forest Reserve Act (1891), 172 million acres placed under Federal protection

20 The Progressive Era  20% wage increase  Eight-hour workday  Union recognition  Mine operators led by George F. Baer  General John M. Schofield  binding arbitration

21 The Progressive Era  Everybody got something:  10% pay increase  Nine-hour workday  Operators not required to recognize the United Mine Workers’ Union  Roosevelt the“Trust Buster”  Northern Securities Company

22 The Progressive Era  Hepburn Railroad Regulation Act (1906)  As Roosevelt’s Administration progressed, he favored:  Income tax  Inheritance tax  Greater regulation of Business  Industrial Safety Regulations

23 Upton Sinclair was a socialist, who wanted to improve the plight of the working class in America.

24 In 1906 Sinclair’s novel The Jungle drew outrage against the Chicago meatpacking industry for its arrogant disregard of basic health standards. This led to government regulation of food and drugs.

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26 The Progressive Era  The Presidential Election of 1908  William Jennings Bryan (D) ( )

27 The Progressive Era  William Howard Taft (R) ( )

28 The Progressive Era  Taft called Congress into session to lower tariff rates.  Payne-Aldrich Tariff-raised some tariffs instead of lowering them. Taft makes the progressives MAD!

29 The Progressive Era  The Election of 1912  Theodore Roosevelt  New Nationalism

30 The Progressive Era  Woodrow Wilson (D) ( )  New Freedom

31 What about now, however??? Surely the food is better now, because we have made a law!!!!!!

32 Like the chocolate – how about the chocolate?

33 Chocolate may contain no more than 60 insect fragments per 100 grams (about a pound).

34 Peanut butter! Surely not the peanut butter!!!!!

35 Peanut butter can have 50 insect fragments per 100 grams (as much as 620 in the 40-ounce jar of super chunk) or one rodent hair per 100 grams.

36 Tomato juice is good, or, I could have had a V-8, I like that.

37 100 grams (about 16 ounces) of tomato juice can contain two Drosophila maggots, five eggs and one maggot, OR, ten eggs and no maggot at all.

38 Well, then, we can just drink orange juice!

39 250 milliliters (about a cup) of orange juice is allowed to contain ten fruit fly eggs, but only two maggots.


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