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Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt
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The process of fixing the problems from the late 19th century. They waged war on many evils, notably monopoly, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustices
American publishers exposed the evils in America.
A New York reporter who launched a series of articles in McClure's titled "The Shame of the Cities". He unmasked the corrupt alliance between big business and municipal government.
The Shame of the Cities
An article by Lincoln Steffens that unmasked the corrupt alliance between big business and municipal government
What were the key reform "impulses" that characterized progressivism?
Corruption in Capitalism, Industry, Business, Government, Citizen rights, social segregation, child labor, woman suffrage, poverty, and Monopoly
Who were the muckrakers? Identify some of the major muckrakers and their writings. How did they prepare the way for Progressivism?
American publishers that exposed the evils of America. Lincoln Steffens, The Shame of the Cities, Ida M. Tarbell, The History of the Standard Oil Company, David G. Phillips, The Treason of the Senate, Stannard Baker, Following the Color Line, John Spargo, The Bitter Cry of the Children and Sinclair Upton, The Jungle. The muckrakers signified much about the nature of the progressive reform movement. They counted on publicity and aroused public conscience
Progressivism based on Christian teachings.
What contribution did the Social Gospel movement make to progressivism?
They used religious doctrine to demand better housing and living conditions for the urban poor.
Settlement House Movement
A crucial focus for woman activism. They exposed women to the problems plaguing America's cities, including poverty, political corruption, and intolerable working and living conditions. They also gave them skills and confidence to attack those evils
Created the Hull House in Chicago
A Settlement House Movement created by Jane Addams
A progressive reform measure allowing voters to petition to have a law placed on the general ballot. Brought democracy directly "to the people"
A progressive reform procedure allowing voters to place a bill on the ballot for final approval
A progressive ballot procedure allowing voters to remove elected officials from office
A system that allowed voters privacy in marking their ballot choices.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Locked doors and other flagrant violations of the fire code turned the factory into a death trap. One hundred forty-six workers, most of them young immigrant women, died from jumping out of the windows.
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