Presentation on theme: "The Origins of Progressivism"— Presentation transcript:
1The Origins of Progressivism Teresa Esquivel! 9.1The Origins of Progressivism
2The four goals of progressivism Protection social welfarePromoting moral improvementCreating economic reformFostering efficiencyThese together formed the progressive movement-aimed to restore economic opportunities and correct injustices in the american life!The four goals of progressivism
3Protecting Social welfare! The goal was to soften some of the harshness in the conditions.Churches and organizations helped build poor peoples voices and get them heardThe YMCA opened libraries, sponsored classes, and built swimming pools and handball courts-Florence KellyShe became an advocate for improving lives of women and children..she was appointed chief inspector of factories for Illinois….Illinois Factory Act this act prohibits child labor and limited womens working hours-Wich later became an influence for other statesProtecting Social welfare!
4Promoting Moral Improvement Some people felt that the work place was not the issue..but that morality was to blame. If morality was fixed, it would improve the lives of poor peopleProhibition, the banning of alcohol beveragesThe Womans Christian Temperance Union-(WCTU) spearheaded the crusade of prohibition.This group became the largest women’s group in the nations history.They followed the “do everything” sloganPromoting Moral Improvement
5Creating Economic Reform An economic panic in 1893 promoted some americans to question the capitalist economic system.As a result some people especially workers embraced socialismBig businesses usually got favorable treatment by the government and politicians. They got the power to limit competition by using economic power.Muckrakers- journalists that wrote about the corrupt side of business and public life in big magazines and news papers were known as this!IdaCreating Economic Reform
6Many progressive leaders started counting on experts and scientific principles to make society more efficientThe Oregon law limited women to ten hours of work a dayThey got more things done quicker and brought down the price of goodsAssembly lines were made and things got done faster..Brought mass productionFostering Efficiency
7Initiative-this is when people sign a petetion for the government to either pass or deny Recall- when someone from the senate or presidency is removed before their time is upPower to the People
8It was meant to fix the many problems of the societies all over America. Moles in government..paid off good guys..unfair justice system..unfair favoritism (rich poor)The Progressive Era
10Prohibition “Great Experiment” Lasted 13 years the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegalWomen especially wanted prohibition.Prohibitionist groups were formed to keep it the law in tact.Prohibition
12Aid organizations Impact Helped surveve plagues, wars, illnesses, natural and man made disasters, and warsNew American Frontiers- revolutionary war aid groupYMCA- made lots of schools, gyms, churches. Helped the poorPhinlanthropists.Aid organizations Impact
13It banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages Repealed December 5, 1933They thought it would eliminate corruptions and help improve the society.Drinking rates went WAY up instead!18th amendment
14Socialism An organized political movement in the U.S. Started with utopian comunitiesIt was influenced by European thinking.Socialism
15A journalist who writes about the corruption in our government. Some examples:-Nellie Bly-Julius ChamersMuckrakers!!
16What did local government do to reform itself during the Progressive Era? Enviromentalism-clean air, water, cities and land..protect the countrySocial justice-a society where everyone is equal.
17Populist movement- farmers that got together and talked about crop failure, failing prices, poor marketing, and credit facilities.RailroadsProtection of private propertyIncreased immigrantsSteamboatsBusiness improvement
18Lazzeis Fares-some people thought you should “let the people do as they please” They got child labor laws..More regulationsSafer work Places
19The number of children working in factories was increasing dramatically! Big busnesses hired children for littler wages, little handsSome families had no choice but to send their childrenKeating-Owen Act in it prohibited the transportation across state lines of goods produced by childrenTwo years later the supreme court banned child labor..and set maximun hours of laborChild Labor Laws