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By: Karen Ramirez and Nicole Evans. Muckrakers: Writer who uncovers and exposes misconduct in politics or business. Social Gospel: Movement originating.

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1 By: Karen Ramirez and Nicole Evans

2 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

3 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:

4  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

5  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:

6  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:

7 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

8 WORKS CITIED Websites and books:

9  "NOW with Bill Moyers. Society and Community. History of the Social Gospel | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Oct

10 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:


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