Although there were many social justice changes in America during the early 1900s, there were also many cultural changes in this time in history. Transportation innovated a lot throughout the early 1900s, cars and streetcars were built to help decrease the traffic in highly populated cities. Frank Sprague designed the first electric streetcar system. Streetcars were an easy way of transportation and were fast, clean, and quiet. The streetcar lines ran from the city center to the outside of the city, creating the suburbs.
Better lives, advancements, and city and work conditions are 3 of the multiple positive impacts of the Industrial Revolution. The Revolution gave everybody longer lives, better and faster technologies, and city and work conditions. The Industrialization was a blessing, not a
The neighborhood was a strong and significant location of economic boom after the American Civil War because of the labor force that was present during the time. Italians, Jews and most notably, African Americans, came to Harlem in order to take advantage of this economic boom by working in
The Progressive era became an iconic time that would not exist if the U.S. was not a democracy. Individuals became empowered to change after seeing all the problems that industrialization created. Progressive era reformers in the late 19th to the early 20th century believed in constructing a new order to improve American welfare. During the progressive movement many progressives such as Robert F. La Follete and Jane Addams sought to generate reform for fairness and to enhance moral values. As a civic duty, progressives such as W.E.B Du Bois fought against the racial injustice in America as well as establish a new order to create a more virtuous society.
Settlement houses impacted the Gilded Age in a positive manner because they provided educational and recreational services to the community. Settlement houses provided education and help to the working class and spread rapidly throughout the United States. They provided social services and education to the poor workers that lived there. Social reformers began
The legacy of the progressive movement was largely positive. During the progressive era Americans made great improvements in their way of life. Many Americans believed that the previous years of rapid industrialization and urbanization of America had created problems that needed correction. Progressives believed that, “direct purposeful human intervention was essential to ordering and bettering society.” One of the most noteworthy features of the progressive era was women and their role in reform movements.
However, it were these movements in the 19th century that first started to point out the hypocrisy of American ideals, and started to garner support for the advocacy of democratic ideals. Eventually, these movements would lead to more intense scrutiny of the American Constitution, and greater equality for all classes of citizens, as seen in the Civil Rights movement of the late 20th century, and America’s society today. Now a days, Americans enjoy a blessed amount of equality and opportunity, due to the societal reform movements started in the 19th century. Unfortunately, evil persists, and some discrimination is still inevitable even to today, as demonstrated in the rise of Neo-nazism and rape culture. Regardless, one must not lose hope, for within each man lies a flicker of
The “Progressive Movement was an early-20th century reform movement seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunity, and to correct injustices in American life.” (Danzer R54). The Progressive Era marked the end of the “Gilded Ages” and a start of a new era. The Progressive Era started in 1901 in the United States (Fagnilli 26). There were many major reforms in the Progressive Era that altered and advanced American society.
The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th-19th centuries rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Before the Industrial Revolution manufacturing was often done in people’s homes, using hand tools or simple machines. Industrialization created a shift to powered machines, factories and mass production. The iron and textile industries, along with the steam engine, played certain roles in the Industrial Revolution, which also saw improved ways of transportation, communication and banking.
While it had some faults, the New Deal significantly increased governmental support for lower-class people and improved economic conditions within the country. The Progressive period, which lasted 1900 to 1945, was a time of vigorous activity. Many new ideas and reforms emerged. There were also many new inventions and discoveries that radically changed manufacturing and industry within the United States.
President wilson was a early 20th century president who sought to reform american society for the better. His reform focus during his presidency ranged from economical reforms to labor laws. He used his position of power with reform in mind in turn making him successful in bringing about positive changes to american society. Wilson did things such as create the Federal Reserve Bank in hopes to help stabilize the economy. Wilson was also strong supporter of labor laws which made him popular in the eyes of the working class.
Illinois went experience a large degree of modernization following the World War II. Several areas in which these changes can be seen are in the efforts to assimilate war veterans back into mainstream society, the changing manufacturing business, suburban emigration of city dwellers, the modernizing education system, and continually increasing racial tension. The postwar years brought prosperity to Illinois and provided the population with many positive benefits and financial gain. However, while industries, state programs, and individual gain increased, the population experienced an increase in racial tensions. The prosperity Illinois experience made it an industrial and agricultural force during the middle of the century.
The New Deal was composed of many different reforms that were aimed at helping to get the country back on track. The Works Progress Administration and the Civil Works Administration were two of the relief programs. Both of which were an attempt to get men and women out of unemployment. As a result of these programs, New York was flourished with many new projects. Under the CWA and the WPA, New York’s Central Park underwent reconstruction.
Samuel Gompers, influential leader of the American Federation of Labor, once stated: "Our movement is of the working people, for the working people, by the working people" (“Samuel Gompers”). Over the years, unions have proven this to be true. Although oftentimes detrimental to the economy, the labor effort changed the workplace for the better. Thanks to the persistent toil of unionists, justice was served where it was previously lacking. Labor unions noticeably affected the economy, improved conditions in the workplace, and increased wages for the common workingman.
The “American Revolution” and the arrival of the Europeans to the “New World” drastically changed the United States in a way like no other. These two historical events affected the lives of the Americans, Europeans, and Africans socially, economically, and politically. The introduction of the “New World” to the Europeans, in return, introduced new ideas and innovations to the rest of the world. After the “New World” became colonized, there were disagreements between the Colonists and the British government, which started off a histrionic moment in history known as the “American Revolution.” This revolution immensely changed the way the United States was controlled.