Presentation on theme: "The Progressives 11.2.9 Understand the effect of political programs and activities of the Progressives (e.g., federal regulation of railroad transport,"— Presentation transcript:
The Progressives Understand the effect of political programs and activities of the Progressives (e.g., federal regulation of railroad transport, Children's Bureau, the Sixteenth Amendment, Theodore Roosevelt, Hiram Johnson).
HOT ROC9/30/08 1. Who is responsible for solving the problems of industrialization?
Who were the Progressives? Middle and upper class began to notice the problems with industrialization. Muckrakers report problems Progressive: A member of a social and political movement of the early 1900s committed to improving conditions in American life
Who influenced the Progressives? The Populists: Goals 1.Improve conditions for farmers and workers 2.Curb the power of big business 3.Make government more accessible The Social Gospel Movement: 1.Christianity 2.Social reform 3.Society must take responsibility for the less fortunate The Progressives: 1.Want to improve society 2.Use political action 3.Use the government to solve problems 4.Regulation of Big Business
Influences on the Progressives: The Populists Angry farmers Want government ownership of railroads Supported 8 hour day for workers Opposed the gold standard
Influences on the Progressives: Social Gospel Movement Dwight Moody preacher, evangelist Spread Christianity Billy Sundayathlete, preacher, evangelist Traveled America preaching to millions of people
The Progressives Challenge to Social Darwinism Progressives strongly opposed social Darwinism Social Darwinism: belief that the fittest (best) people and corporations would thrive Laissez-faire business policy leave business alone Progressives believe that domination by the rich and powerful was distortion of democracy
Compare and Contrast Progressive beliefs with Social Darwinism Progressives Social Darwinism