Anti Progressive Movement Essay

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The early 1900s were a time of widespread social and political change in America. During this time, many Americans adopted new, more modern ideas about labor, cultural diversity and city life. Some of these Progressive ideas were brought about by the need for reform in the workplace due to the grown of large companies and rapid industrialization. Not everyone supported the ideas of the Progressive Movement, however. Anti-Progressives, especially in the South, preferred traditional, rural lifestyles, and a slower, simpler way of living. They resisted change brought about by industrialization, opposed immigration and integration, and held tightly to their racist beliefs, which continued to be validated by the Jim Crow laws. During this time,…show more content…
As the Ku Klux Klan’s membership grew, organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which fought to end racial discrimination and segregation, grew as well. With these two growing groups pushing for opposite ideals, tensions continued to increase. The NAACP pushed for reform and rights for African Americans and the Ku Klux Klan combated their progress with lynching and…show more content…
This era of Anti-Semitism was caused by the rising of the Ku Klux Klan and many of many people who strengthened the hate of the Jewish community. The Jews were thought see as not contributing to anything of value. Henry Ford even called Jews a threat, saying that Jewish bankers started the first world war to make profits.2 In Leo Frank’s case, he may have been convicted, not because of evidence but because the jury “was intimidated by the mob atmosphere which demanded the blood of a
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