An improved school system created a generation of college-educated protestors who were aggressive in their beliefs and protested even more passionately. Since voting was an issue of the state, women gained the right to vote across various places including Wyoming (1869), Utah (1870), Colorado (1893), and Idaho (1896) (Kennedy, Cohen, Bailey, pg 644). Nevertheless, the 1920 passage and ratification of the nineteenth amendment was a ground-breaking political victory, one in which President Woodrow Wilson gave all American women the right to
Both Progressive Era reformers and the federal government sought to bring about reform at the national level. Examples of such reforms they wanted to make include: trust-busting, consumer safety, restrictions on child labour, civil rights, and women’s suffrage. Overall, the Progressive Era reformers and the federal government were effective in their efforts from 1900 to 1920, however there were some limitations. During the Gilded Age, and prior, the quality of America was unsatisfactory. Big businesses were more powerful than the national government due to trusts.
Encouraging growth within small businesses would aid the economy in not allowing big business to take over; however, that lead to questions regarding labor reform. He also made choices in Presidency that we still see today, as a requirement, such as establishing an office in the Capitol and press conferences. Both of these changes allowed Wilson to address issues with Congress immediately and more efficiently. Woodrow Wilson was definitely a progressive and his actions made an impact on all Americans. He advocated many progressive goals such as the exploitation issue by labor legislation for both women and children; furthermore, he limited all Americans to a certain number of hours per day, as well as a wage that was beneficial to everyone.
Betty Friedan is an American feminist icon that challenged the societal stereotypes towards women. Back in the day laws weren’t always correct and many weren’t all that logical. Our first amendment right to protest became one of the biggest, and most effective methods in fighting injustices. Therefore, peaceful resistance is good for society because results of this method have been proven time after time.
The high population density of the early twentieth century put pressure on fragile infrastructures and demanded insight from urban planners and politicians. Progressive reformers exerted significant influence on politicians and charted impressive legislation that improved urban living. Building codes were passed that required minimum living space, access to fresh air, bathroom facilities, steady water supply, adequate stairwells and other modifications that improved housing. In the wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 1911, state and local governments responded by implementing fire codes to improve building safety. Clearly between 1880 and 1920, urban areas became cleaner and healthier as a result of a consistent and coherent codification of regulations and laws that were enacted by city planners and
The progressive movement that took place from 1890-1920 aimed to correct injustices in American life as well as restore economic opportunities. Through the hard work and persistence of all people involved, this movement was fairly successful in achieving its main goals of protecting social welfare, promoting moral improvement, and creating economic reform. Many people in this time fought to protect social welfare. More specifically, the intense and harsh working conditions for industrial workers. The Social Gospel and settlement houses like the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), which built swimming pools and handball courts as well as opened libraries and sponsored classes, and the Salvation Army, which fed poor people in soup kitchens and cared for children in nurseries, helped the poor as well as this movement.
As these uprisings began so did movie theaters which became very popular and started the entertainment for the 20th century. Health improvements began during this including the invention of birth control by Sanger Margaret, an activist and sex educator who helped many women during this time concerning problems with contraception. New technology and medicine was founded furthering the advantage for many people leading them to even more progress. Many developing ideas and establishments occurred during the Progressive Era which benefited the majority of working Americans and led them to a very successful future. 2.
In the period between 1900 and 1920, the federal government and reformers were very successful in bringing social, economic, and political reform to the federal government. While not every aspect of it was successful, the rights of women, fighting against child labor and limiting the control of trusts and monopolies were three distinct successes of that time. Even before the progressive era, women challenged their place and articulated new visions of social, political and economic equality. The progressive era was a turning point for women as organizations evolved fighting for equal rights. Woman began to become very involved in a variety of reform movements.
During Progressive Era, there were many reforms that occurred, such as Child Labor Reform or Pure Food and Drug Act. Women Suffrage Movement was the last remarkable reform, and it was fighting about the right of women to vote, which was basically about women’s right movement. Many great leaders – Elizabeth Cad Stanton and Susan B. Anthony - formed the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Although those influential leaders faced hardship during this movement, they never gave up and kept trying their best. This movement was occurred in New York that has a huge impact on the whole United States.
Americans like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the United States decided to focus their energy the right to vote, also recognized as suffrage. Women demanded the right to vote, the strongest in settler countries where women who had major influence. At Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, a resolution passed that encouraged women's rights to suffrage, as well as education, professional occupations, and political office. Their movement did not obtain popular support, until the 20th century, although their activism established a foundation for extensive social change later on. Enlightenment thinkers conferred very convincing arguments for female rights, and in several situations persuaded governments to grant women rights, being free public education, legalized divorce and inheritance.