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:
1 The ProgressivesUnderstand 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).
2 HOT ROC—9/30/081. Who is responsible for solving the problems of industrialization?
3 Who were the Progressives? Middle and upper class began to notice the problems with industrialization.Muckrakers report problemsProgressive: A member of a social and political movement of the early 1900s committed to improving conditions in American life
4 Who influenced the Progressives? The Populists: GoalsImprove conditions for farmers and workersCurb the power of big businessMake government more accessibleThe Social Gospel Movement:ChristianitySocial reformSociety must take responsibility for the less fortunateThe Progressives:Want to improve societyUse political actionUse the government to solve problemsRegulation of Big Business
5 Influences on the Progressives: The Populists Angry farmersWant government ownership of railroadsSupported 8 hour day for workersOpposed the gold standard
6 Influences on the Progressives: Social Gospel Movement Dwight Moody—preacher, evangelistSpread ChristianityBilly Sunday—athlete, preacher, evangelistTraveled America preaching to millions of people
7 The Progressives Challenge to Social Darwinism Progressives strongly opposed social DarwinismSocial Darwinism: belief that the “fittest” (best) people and corporations would thriveLaissez-faire business policy leave business aloneProgressives believe that domination by the rich and powerful was distortion of democracy
8 Compare and Contrast Progressive beliefs with Social Darwinism Progressives Social Darwinism