(Burton, 103, Social Darwinism) After being aware of this, Theodore Roosevelt’s plan was to make America the stronger country and gain power by taking other nations. Theodore Roosevelt is a patriotic American icon to many people today because of his acts of bravery and toughness. (Burton, 357) In the olden days (maybe until today), a huge country with dominance over other countries is the ideal country for Americans. “Theodore Roosevelt was a nationalistic patriot and imperialist in his very bones” (Burton, 357). This was one of the reasons Theodore Roosevelt wanted to build a bigger America, due to his “Pride of the Nation”.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first Progressive president who made huge adjustments to the American political system while in office. He was incredibly forward thinking and invented the modern style of presidency. His political agenda, called the Square Deal, focused on rethinking the government’s relationship in the economy. One of the first ways he implemented this idea was through the Coal Miners Strike of 1902. In all previous cases of disagreements between bosses and workers, the government sided with the bosses.
Stemming from some of the Populist party’s ideas and following the turbulent times of the Reconstruction Era and Gilded Age, the Progressive movement arose in the 1890s in the United States as a means of utilizing the federal government to achieve national development. This was a huge step forward for the common man, as the industrialization of the nation and rise of big businesses, which exploded around the 1860s, left him robbed and mistreated. But this backtrack no longer reigned with the development of the Progressive Era, which brought prosperity through major reforms. This movement was a nationwide event, not bound to any singular political party or social class, but rather a mix, demonstrating its widespread success. The Progressive
Harding was elected as the U.S. president in 1920. Supported by his mate Calving Coolidge who later on became the next Republican president after Harding died, they won the election defeated the Democrat James. C. Cox. Harding was a symbol of government’s goodwill toward business encouraging a strong economy and industrialization; some of Harding’s known govern policies were endorsement of African American civil rights, financial policies, and fiscal responsibility. The creation of the Budget Bureau in 1921 from Harding’s administration was efficient because it streamlined prodigal federal spending.
On one side were men of ideas and men of power, who had made their way to success or inherited it; on the other side were’ ignorant’ Dorset labourers’( ibid,254 ) London is the capital of Great Britain and its powerful center because of ruling enormous change after the industrialization which made it attractive for different immigrants especially those from the countryside. Those changes were one of the causes for the increased population as it was the case for the entire empire in parallel with the state of peace. The British population
Progressivism was a political movement that began in the late 19th century and reached national attention in politics shortly thereafter. Progressives believed that it was the intellectuals in society that were best suited to run the government; the professors, doctors, and lawyers were the ideal leaders of the people. This was so because they were highly experienced in their respective fields, therefore they could apply that knowledge to the greater American government and help it to run in a truly utopian sense. The goal of utopia among the emerging Progressives fostered the belief in greater rights for everyone
Fascism kept on promising people the restoration of their economy and this was one of the factors that popularized Hitler, Mussolini and many others as nationalists with the mind of their countries looking forward to see great improvement in their economy. As per Miron (2011)Fascism as a type of government maintained very tight control measures over all the government institutions as well as citizens. It comes as a result of nationalism, ethnic and racial purity over all other things. Rising of fascism and Adolf Hitler in Germany is rooted in the after effects of World War I. Germany was the main blame in this war, with victorious allies imposing very tough penalties on Germany. These included making Germany pay for their wartime expenses as well as its own.
Thesis: In the progressive era there were many new ideas enacted by the government. These ideas changed many things about the way that America operated and were very effective at bringing reform at a national level. The progressive movement is one of the most influential movements in American history and has brought effective change all the way up until today. Contextualization: The progressive movement was an attempt at fixing many of the things that was plaguing the American society after industrialism had taken the entire country of the United States of America by storm. Some of the things that had occured from industrialization in America was the uncleanliness of food in cities, child labor, racism, immigration, and political corruption
struggled with its form of government, along with who was involved in the decision making for the people, but Progressivism and its ideas took action to make a change for the greater good. Early off before progressive ideas began to take action within the government, there was an over abundance of corruption and greedy leaders inside the core of our government and its hierarchy. This results in a poor country for the entirety of the early 20th century until progressivism comes along with its new ideas to decrease the corruption in the U.S., and its policies to make our government stronger and more focused on the people. Once it finally gets its chance after the Great Depression and World War, people finally realize the vastly fulfilling effects it has on their lives, it begins to blow up. It gains popularity and thrives during the 20th century up till now during the early 21st century with the Obama administration.
President Woodrow Wilson was the last of the Progressive Presidents and as such caused great economic, political and social change. He served between 1913 and 1921 during which he imposed economic change through reforms, both national and international political change and a change in the role of women, giving them the right to vote. The effects of Wilsons presidency created abundant change within American society that had long lasting impacts. Political change was imminent in Wilsons second term as he was given emergency presidential power to, in some cases, bypass Congress, to speed up the law-making process. For example, he imposed the Selective Services Act in 1917 which authorised conscription in the US so that the military could be built up quickly and would not have to rely wholly on volunteers; according to Khan Academy this was well received by the American public as they were incredibly patriotic and believed it was their responsibility to support their nation, as such few men dodged.