Presentation on theme: "By: Karen Ramirez and Nicole Evans. Muckrakers: Writer who uncovers and exposes misconduct in politics or business. Social Gospel: Movement originating."— Presentation transcript:
Muckrakers: Writer who uncovers and exposes misconduct in politics or business. Social Gospel: Movement originating in the Protestant church that aimed to help the urban poor; many progressives were influenced by this movement Settlement House: A community center that provided social services to the urban poor VOCABULARY
The muckrakers increased popular support for the Progressivism and helped bring about reforms. Promoted laws to improve: -Living conditions -Public health -Schools They believed that in order to improve American life, social planning was a must. They as well urged the government to fix and regulate businesses. (Lapanksy-Werner) INTRODUCTION:
Believed that Christianity should be the foundation of Social Reform Blended ideas from German socialism and American Progressivism Many Protestant leaders followed his program Urged the END of child labor and shorter workweek Pushed for the federal government to limit corporation and trust power Facts on Social Gospel: -Movement applied Christian ethics to social problems, for example: economic equality, poverty, alcoholism, crime, racial tensions, child labor, poor schools and danger of war (www.wikipedia.com) THE SOCIAL GOSPEL: WALTER RAUSCHENBUSCH
Goals of the Progressives was, to improve lives of the poor Settlement house was one approach it was a community center that provided social services Gave mothers classes in child care and taught immigrants English Provided nursery schools, and kindergartens For adults, theatre, art and dance programs were established JANE ADDAMS: -Leading figure in settlement house movement - opened a Hull House in Chicago -In total, Addams opened 13 buildings -By 1911, the country had more than 400 settlement houses (Addams was an inspiring figure for the development) AIDING THE URBAN POOR:
In 1990, children made ¼ of all people working in mills Only 7% of children were enrolled in Kindergarten 8% of the ENROLLED children graduated from High School President Roosevelt signed the FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT to establish better conditions: -Minimum wage of 16 for working during school hours -14 for certain jobs after school -18 for dangerous jobs -Set national minimum wage EDUCATION AND CHILD LABOR:
During the Progressive Era, child labor decreased due to the increase in public school enrollment. As for children employment, it decreased dramatically in 1900 GRAPHS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
"NOW with Bill Moyers. Society and Community. History of the Social Gospel | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Oct. 2013.
"name": " NOW with Bill Moyers. Society and Community.",
"description": "History of the Social Gospel | PBS. PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Oct. 2013.
1.What was the main goal for many progressives? 2. How did the progressive movement improve the protection of the children and their education? FOCUS QUESTION: