Robert Lafollette And The Progressive Movement

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Robert LaFollette, nicknamed “Fighting Bob”, born on June 14, 1855 in Primrose, Wisconsin and died on June 18, 1925. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and studied law at Madison. He was a republican United States Senator from Wisconsin from March 4, 1885 to March 4, 1891. He strongly opposed the Treaty of Versailles as well as President Woodrow Wilson’s support for the United States allies during World War I. Robert LaFollette was a major leader for political reforms in Wisconsin, and wanted to spread his message to the nation. He voted against declaring war in April of 1917, and was the founder of the Progressive Movement.
The Progressive Era was from 1890 to 1920. Progressivism is the term for a number of responses to the economic

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