Progressivism Analysis

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At this time progressivism, in a sense, appeared as hopeful and a chance for our society to evolve. People were migrating out west, our economy was growing, and African Americans were being allowed a sense of standard human rights. We were attempting to address social and political problems that needed light shined on them years ago. We were creating new ground rules, putting large businesses in the hot seat, along with assuring there would be some form of reconstruction on American politics; individuals were seeking more direct contact from their government officials and attempting to get their own voices heard. At the time, very drastic measures were being taken and it was intended that this would result in realistic laws to be made for …show more content…

The harsh reality was that before any significant changes could happen, we had to tackle our destructive government, remove the corrupted individuals and large industries then, fixate on a more local level. We had to break this cynical cycle of constantly re-electing corrupted politicians strictly because they have individuals just like them, to back them up. Our local level of government needed this change so they could have a voice and for it to be heard, not just be a tiny voice in the room full of millions. In my opinion, it spirals completely from there; eventually everyone’s opinion should be voiced and we can completely eliminate the portion of the government that only listens to the billionaires. This was a trying time for African Americans, they had gone from previously being owned property, to being allowed land; it saddens me that people of all races insisted how much they did not deserve rights, but white are automatically entitled to them. Brooker T. Washington is viewed as a leader and nothing less; he preached to African Americans at this time to better themselves, in all

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