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The Great War undermined the Progressive agenda in relation to foreign affairs. Woodrow Wilson's vision of a rules-based international order had been a long-standing goal of the Progressive...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2018 10:23 am UTC

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Ultimately, this question refers to the political and economic realities taking shape under the Gilded Age, when business operations were getting larger and larger, as the United States...

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The progressives were people in the early 20th century calling for government reforms and, in particular, the equal treatment of people throughout the nation. For example, they oversaw the birth of...

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The Progressives were such a large and diverse group that it is difficult to generalize about them. It is best to say, in response to this question, that they thought responding to the effects of...

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Progressivism has its roots in European philosophies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Thinkers such as Kant, Hegel, and Marx believed that governmental action could help solve societal...

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In one respect, Progressive leaders were in favor of increasing democracy. The Progressive movement led to the direct election of senators and suffrage for women. These amendments directly...

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The American Progressive movement is generally considered to have originated in the late nineteenth century as a reaction to the abuses of big business and the problems that plagued the lower...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2017 1:04 pm UTC

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The Progressives emerged in the context of the social and political conditions of the Second Industrial Age, trying to provide solutions to the social ills which had arisen. Remember, the Gilded...

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To some degree, Progressive reformers helped immigrants. Women such as Jane Addams, who ran Hull House in Chicago, and other workers in settlement houses helped immigrants by providing English...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2017 4:50 pm UTC

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The Progressive era, which lasted from the 1890s to the 1920s, gained steam due to the financial panic of the 1890s and ended at the close of World War I. During this time, the financial collapse...

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The federal government's power increased a great deal during this period. During the Progressive Era, the federal government became a consumer advocate with the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the Food...

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World War 1 was a shocking event for most of the world. After times of such prosperity and growth, with advances in science, economics, and many other areas, people were very optimistic about the...

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The Progressives employed two major tactics when it came to effecting substantive social change. The first thing they sought to do was to shine a light on the social problems of the day. They had...

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There were all sorts of reforms going on during the Progressive Era. This was a time when there were reforms having to do with such things as economics, politics, and society. In economics, a...

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The Progressives were very concerned about the power and the influence of big businesses. The Progressives believed that businesses held almost all of the power. The Progressives wanted to level...

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Women were heavily involved in Progressivism. It was also a time when more people were ready to get involved in politics. The country was young and optimistic. There was a feeling that all...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2011 10:13 am UTC

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The Progressive Movement was a reform movement that brought many changes to American society in the early 1900s. Child labor laws were passed to protect children. Many political reforms were passed...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 4:11 pm UTC

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The Progressive Era arose in the late 1800s in reaction to the excesses of the Industrial Revolution, which had led to political corruption, wealth inequality, assimilation difficulties from mass...

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Progressives were groups of reformers that worked to improve social and political problems in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Many were well educated professionals from the cities. These...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2010 10:42 pm UTC

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Social reform is a type of control. The Progressives believed that people needed to be told how to behave, because they would not do it on their own. Thus control and reform are interrelated....

Latest answer posted August 18, 2011 10:26 am UTC

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The Progressive Era in the United States occurred from approximately 1890–1920 and was a response to many issues that were seen as problematic in American society. The reforms of the Progressive...

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During the Progressive Era, reformers redefined the purpose of government. They rejected smaller government for one which could mediate between diverse interests. Progressives fought for greater...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2017 4:08 pm UTC

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This is, of course, a matter of opinion. My own view is that, of the reforms listed here, the 19th Amendment is the most important. This is because it did the most to right a wrong and has...

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The Progressive Movement had several goals. One goal was to get the average person more involved in politics. Through a series of reforms, politics was changed. The 17th amendment allowed people to...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2016 11:22 am UTC

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There were many goals of the Progressive movement, some of which were realized. One goal was getting women the right to vote. This was made possible with the Nineteenth Amendment. Another goal was...

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Franklin Roosevelt had the most lasting Progressive legacy. Roosevelt passed legislation which protected farmers and promoted conservation. He used the power of the government to put young men to...

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Both Henry George in Progress and Poverty, and Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward attempted to come up with innovation ways to deal with the social problems caused by unequal distribution of wealth...

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As America expanded its boundaries westward, the general cultural environment of the new and growing country also shifted, incorporating a growing impulse toward rising democratic impulse. In part...

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The progressive movement was born out of the emerging middle class in America. Reform by definition is to make something better. In this case rais the quality of life for many Americans. The...

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First, we should realize that the role of most women during the Progressive Era was the same as the role of most women before that era and soon after it. For much of our history, including the...

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Both George and Bellamy were writers, Bellamy as a newspaper reporter although his influence came mostly through his novels. Looking Backward, published in 1888 and set in Boston, sold over a...

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The Progressive Era (1900–1920) was a period of significant change in the United States. One of the changes was in the nature of the presidency. It was during this period that the presidency became...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2019 10:16 pm UTC

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I would say that the Progressive movement was quite successful in bringing issues related to worker's rights to the forefront of American consciousness. At a time when the revolution of Industry...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2010 9:52 pm UTC

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This is a fascinating collection of questions that ultimately boil down to a deeper question: What was the Progressive Movement actually about? In answer to that question, I sincerely doubt that...

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I would say that Progressivism did make an impact on America because it changed how capitalism was viewed. Much of Progressivism dealt with the idea that capitalism, as an economic order, had to...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2010 4:33 am UTC

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During the Progressive Era, lasting from 1890-1920, governments and activists began to address both the workplace and urban problems that developed as a result of the United States's rapid...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2017 12:34 pm UTC

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Progressives wanted social justice, but only to a point. The did not really feel that everyone was equal. They wanted everyone in his place. To that end, they believed in taking care of the...

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To some extent, the Progressive Era achieved its intended goals with regards to environmental reform, especially in the urban centers. This was mostly achieved through civic education on the...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 5:01 pm UTC

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The Progressive Era is a long one, starting roughly in 1865 after the Civil War and lasting until 1921 when Warren G. Harding took over the Presidency and the 17th, 18th and 19th amendments had...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2010 11:46 pm UTC

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Many of the ideas of the Progressive Era of the twentieth century started during the latter part of the nineteenth. Many localities had already endorsed temperance movements, becoming dry well...

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I think that it should be noted that the Progressives did not set out to construct a platform of racist thought. Their commitment to social justice and transformation of the political and social...

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The presidency changed during the Progressive Era because of public demand. The divide was growing between the rich and the poor in this country and business was largely unregulated which led to...

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The causes of progressivism in the United States include urbanization, industrialization, corruption, and immigration. Between 1870 and 1900, the US saw a surge in population as more people flocked...

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There were times when the policies of the federal government shifted away from the principles of laissez-faire between 1865-1900. Laissez-faire principles mean the government will not be actively...

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While the Progressive Era was very important, most of the progressive actions were taken by the Democratic and Republican Parties. The Progressive Party (better known as the Bull Moose Party) was...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2011 8:02 am UTC

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The Progressive Era was a time of widespread reform in the United States. It sought to give people more political power, it extended voting rights to women, and it called for government regulation...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 2:25 pm UTC

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As with any multiple choice question, I think that you should consider consulting your course readings or your textbook to make sure that what is being asked can be validated and verified in class...

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The National Progressive Party, also called the Bull Moose Party, was the result of a split in the Republican Party in the 1912 election between Theodore Roosevelt and Howard Taft, Roosevelt's...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2008 4:21 am UTC

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"Progressivism" is a term often used to refer to the reform movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Self-identified progressives were interested in improving the conditions of the...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2016 11:43 pm UTC

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As their names implies, the Progressives were strong believers in human progress. They cited history in support of their belief that humankind was constantly improving, becoming healthier,...

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