Pros And Cons Of The Progressive Reformers

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The Progressive reformers were a group a people who sought to improve the overall standing of the United States through reformation. The Progressive group was made up of mostly college educated, middle class people born in the United States. Due to the middle class being such a big group of people, not all the Progressive reformers believed in the same issues. The main belief of the Progressive reformers was that the foundation for this group was that they all believed that the government must be involved with trying to solve the issues within American Society. Along with the Progressive reformers came their ideas of the different types of issues within the social and political environments. Many of the major issues, such as dangerous working…show more content…
Allowing women to have the right to suffrage fixed two major problems: women not being able to vote, and the voting system to be more democratic due to a portion of the population now having the right to vote. The creation of the direct primary allowed the people of the United States to choose who would be running for a party’s ticket, instead of the candidates being pre-determined. The federal income tax along with the 16th amendment was the solution to excessively high tariffs on products, extreme inequality of wealth, and the corruption in politics. Prohibition made alcohol illegal in the United States when it became seen as an issue within the social aspect of…show more content…
When World War I began in 1914, the United States stayed as a neutral country, not participating in the war. The United States only provided the side of the Allies with supplies. Two main events led the Unites States joining the war. The Zimmerman Telegram was a telegram sent from Germany to Mexico in regards of attacking the United States. The United States was then able to intercept this information to gain knowledge of the communication from Germany. The main event that led the United States to join World War I was the attack on the Lusitania ship. In 1915, Germany attacked the Lusitania ship which had over 100 American citizens on it. The death of the many American citizens was the influence for joining the war, in which the United States joining the war on the side of the
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