Pre-Write Topic: The impact of women on political and social reforms Footprint: American Progressive Era, 1880s – 1920s Setting the Scene: The Progressive Era was a time of extensive reformation across the United States. Outline of your arguments supported by evidence: - Social change: New inventions increased jobs creating independence, altering family life and leading to protests on wage, birth control, and workplace regulations.
The Progressive Reform movement started gaining ground during the early nineteen-hundreds. People of all races, genders, and backgrounds had realized it was up to them to reform their government for the greater good. This idea of change, however, took root earlier on, during the late eighteen-hundreds; in what can be known as the populist movement. One can see the creation and ideology behind the Progressive movement as a result of the Populist movement early on. It is important to realize, however, the definition of the Progressive movement, and how it paralleled, and differed, from the Populist’s.
The Progressive Era from the 1890s to 1920s was a period that experienced extensive social activism and political reforms across the United States. This movement was spurred by the heightened level of corruption and injustice of large corporations and in government at that time. The movement primarily comprised of “liberals who wanted to reform and regulate their capitalist society and not destroy it. " There were several pushes to make the political process more open and transparent. One of which was the adaptation of the direct primary elections and to grant the Presidents more powers to regulate new laws.
Do you think our society would strive if we eliminated those with bad traits? What if we only accelerated the people who can make a living for themselves and not have to depend on others? This would make our country grow right? Well during this movement, that took place in the early 1900’s, these questions were analyzed and experimented. People like Francis Galton and Charles Darwin believed that taking the hereditary genes from strong, well minded, citizens would benefit the human race as a whole.
The Second New Deal saw a big boost in government spending on relief programs designed to get Americans working and to get money flowing in the economy. Agencies were created and given billions to provide employment to millions and from that the WPA was formed which built thousands of hospitals, schools, airports, and playgrounds across the country and when Americans saw those things being built they saw it as progress and it served as a sign of hope that things were getting better. The Social Security Act of 1935 was one of the most important things created from the Second New Deal and it was designed to provide social protection to citizens for things like unemployment and aid for poor families. This made the federal government a more prominent role in the lives of everyday Americans but it was something that was good for the social well being of the country. Apart from forming different agencies and organizations, the federal government also got involved in revamping American culture.
Every detail of modern American life still shows the impact of progressivism. It was a movement would go on to essentially change the nation, and change what Americans expected from their governments. The idea of progressivism was to better society, create laws, and make restrictions for those who were not being treated properly. There were certain areas of society that needed to be changed, and those were child labor, temperance, equal treatment, education, urbanization, and labor reform. The government then passed laws to regulate these aspects of life.
Woodrow Wilson conflicts were political rhetoric and economic necessity. He wanted to make the economy advance for society. Wilson job was to expend wealth to share it to the new people being available in the system like, slaves, women, and immigrants. His political impact was to share the wealth for all social classes. Therefore, America started to globalized to expend and explore those before them, to optimize wealth and to show the rest of the world that the American Dream could be obtainable, because after banks, companies and families being in economy crisis, people around the world started to disbelieve in the American Dream.
At the end of World War 1, there was many political, economical, and social ramifications that help set the stage of prosperity for America in the 1920s. At the home front during the war it led to many ramfications politically, economically, and socially. In prticular, it caused economic boom, increase in industrial production, higher job wages, and more women entering the work force. For instance, political ramifications that were develped during World War 1 was the use of bonds. These bonds helped finance the military government and other expenditures during time of war.
Progressive Era The United States have passed through various pains to emerge as the world’s most powerful country in the 21st century. Independence, Reconstruction, Progressivism and Post war phase have dominant role in shaping the United States that we are proud of today. The progressive movement, which was the period of social activism and political reform changed the fate of the United States. The feministic views, the concern for consumer health, and the child rights and labor laws came into lime light and were modified according to the needs and changed social structure.
Elias Howe with the invention of the sewing machine that revolutionized the fabric industry. The creative minds of these inventors helped development the blueprint of a better, more efficient America. Nonetheless, having hope for a better future doesn’t always mean technological advances or advancements in society, in the context of war, it means making it to see another tomorrow. Through the 20th century, America was faced with various extensive wars.
Chapter 18 entitled The Progressive Era starts by recounting the fire that broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company which resulted in the death in a number of immigrant workers who were trying to make an honest living. These workers were locked in to deter them from leaving early and insure that productivity stayed at a certain level. Unfortuately due to unforeseen events many people died but their loss of life ensured that this practice would never happen again and it also resulted in building codes and why the regulation of the industry. This fire wasn't even the worst one in history the General Slocum resulted in more deaths years prior but I guess the old saying rings true its better late than never reguarding building and fire codes.
In the United States there were countless reform movements that took place to help shape our very own United States. One of the most influential times of reform would have been considered the Progressive Era. Progressivism is put forth by many different historians, considered to be a movement created by various groups of people, in effort to boost their everyday lives by being more efficient and discard corruption. Historians like George Mowery “Progressivism:Middle Class Disillusionment” and Robert H. Wiebe “Progressivism Arrives” introduce us to these reformers as wealthier and higher class citizens in America. While Joseph Huthmacher brings up that the urban lower class are the people who stood up and provided the force for the reform.
Between 1880 and 1910 progressivism was the improvements and progress of the United States of America by the expansion of democracy and achieving economic and social fairness. During that period of time progressivism was an opportunity for the government to create reforms at national and international measures. Such as: Child Labor Law of 1887 and the prohibition. The strength of progressivism came from farmers, politicians, and middle class workers. Progressivism is truly how the government regulated, got involved, and changed aspects to improve the country.
ome significant reform movements that impacted society were Labor reform and women's rights. In the 1900’s, particularly 1910 women were not respected and seen as second-class citizens. Woman were brought up as children to learn to serve others and focus on the men before there own. They were expected to be full time wives and mothers, and not having an option on how to live. Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Lucy Stone, and Ida B. Wells are some of the woman who started reforms for woman suffrage.