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Chapter 18 Section 1. Progressive Era  Period from about 1890 to 1920.

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1 Chapter 18 Section 1

2 Progressive Era  Period from about 1890 to 1920

3 What were some of the historical roots of the Progressive Era?  Nativism  Prohibition

4 What beliefs did most progressives share?  They wanted to rid the government of

5 How did Henry George and Edward Bellamy influence the rise of Progressivism?  Henry George  Combat poverty by charging a single tax to landowners based on the value of the land itself

6  Edward Bellamy  Government should

7 Muckraker  Journalists that uncovered

8 What key role did the muckrakers play in the Progressive Movement?  They alerted

9 Name 3 muckrakers, the name of their book, and what they were attempting to expose.

10 Upton Sinclair  Wrote The Jungle

11 Lincoln Steffens  Wrote the Shame of the Cities

12 Ida Tarbell  Wrote The History of the Standard Oil Company

13 How did Roosevelt both criticize and praise muckrakers?  While Roosevelt approved of the legitimate exposure of wrongdoing, he condemned those who “earn their livelihood by telling…scandalous falsehoods about honest men…”

14 Socialism  A political and economic philosophy favoring public (government) control of property and income

15 How were the Progressives different than the socialists?  Unlike socialists and some more radical reformers, most Progressives did not support huge economic and political changes.  They did not want to lose their high standard of living and personal liberties that democracy and the free market had given them.  Progressives desired to clean up government and business

16 Injunction  Court orders that

17 How did injunctions affect the growth of labor unions?  Courts often issued injunctions

18 Identify some Progressive Women’s groups and their causes.  International Ladies Garment Workers Union- to organize the garment industry  National Women’s Trade Union League- fought for labor laws  National Consumers’ League fought to outlaw child labor and protect workers


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