The legacy of the progressive movement was largely positive. During the progressive era Americans made great improvements in their way of life. Many Americans believed that the previous years of rapid industrialization and urbanization of America had created problems that needed correction. Progressives believed that, “direct purposeful human intervention was essential to ordering and bettering society.” One of the most noteworthy features of the progressive era was women and their role in reform movements.
In the 1800’s and early 1900’s, the rapid growth of the United States resulted in many benefits, but also many disadvantages. With the growing diversity of America, the industrialization of the United States and more, there are bound to be problems with these advancements. The Progressive movement and its reformers worked to improve the social, political, and economic problems in America. Three specific problems of many that were present and were reformed were the urbanization problems, monopolists in society and the poor working conditions in factories. These problems were reformed and their improvements made an impact on America today.
At the beginning of the 1930s the era known as the "Roaring Twenties" died and from it emerged one of the hardest times known to Americans. The 1930s were centered on the Great Depression and how to alleviate the millions of Americans who were affected by it. During this era, the American government, led by Franklin D. Roosevelt, attempted to reform the American economy and the lives of the American people. FDR's New Deal policies implemented in response to the Great Depression, were generally ineffective as they were unable to bring the lasting stability that Roosevelt originally called for. His New Deal policies raised controversy over the government's role in the economy and what some critics labeled socialist ideas.
The Great Depression has helped shape the United States to become the way we are today. There are numerous reasons this economic catastrophe happened. The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1939(History.com) President Hoover is widely blamed for this.
The North had a significantly larger population, caused by both the surge in immigrants at the time, as well as the success of business and factories there, creating more jobs. This difference in population meant that the North did not need slavery, and that it supported government ideas that helped business. According to the Congressional Record, in New England and the Middle States, the majority of House votes were cast for the Tariff of 1816, while the majority of the South’s House votes were cast against the tariff (Document 7). These states were clearly in favor of business, while the South who relies on imports and exports, was wholly against it. Because factory jobs were in the North, railroads and steamboats were in vastly more demand in the North than they were in the South, increasing the speed at which a business could move its product, an essential for
Another example of the improved government directly affecting the lives of American people for passing the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Crime in America skyrocketed due to the Great Depression. As a result, the New Deal passed the CCC to decrease crime by employing young Americans from ages 18-25 to distract them from foolish
The Berlin Wall and Great Depression were over and the new era came upon to spark the beginning of the 1950’s. The typical focus of this era was to protect families individually and preserve domesticity, and hold certain standards too succeed in life. To include, that in 1950’s, there was much improvement when it came to working and jobs. There were more white collar jobs in the office and other administrative settings such as: advertising, marketing, etc. After the Cold War, there was a vast Economic boom, people were earning money and putting money in the banks more than ever before.
However, the president of the United States at the start of the great depression, was Herbert Hoover. Hoover took the presidential office in 1929, his believes and words to the people of the Unites State was that, the economy will recover. Though the situation of the economy was very bad and heart breaking. He believe that the economy will turn around and become good.
While it had some faults, the New Deal significantly increased governmental support for lower-class people and improved economic conditions within the country. The Progressive period, which lasted 1900 to 1945, was a time of vigorous activity. Many new ideas and reforms emerged. There were also many new inventions and discoveries that radically changed manufacturing and industry within the United States.
Many events around 1900 greatly influence and in developing Big Businesses. These developments made during the Civil War were catalysts for the rise of Big Business due to a necessity for readily available goods and the advancement in number of workers available. Immigration also assisted in the advancement of Big Business because the number of people available to work supported the rapid urbanization and multiplying of factories. Lastly, the government’s pro-business standpoint propelled the urbanization and growth of technology that supported the new businesses. The need for more accessible goods, a better quality of life, and more effective technology caused the rise of Big Business in America around 1900, and the success of this movement
Roosevelt New Deal plan also helped businesses to recover from the Depression loss. Shlaes mentioned in 1934, “Business has recovered half its depression loss, only 30 percent of the Depression unemployed has been put to work” (Shlaes 262). Also, to help recovery from the Great Depression, the New Deal offered social insurance; “Social Security seemed a gift on a scale most American would never have expected a president to be able to offer” (Shlaes 255). The Great depression impacted the Americana government in a way that the government had to change, reform and became more cautious of economic situations.
However, the response of FDR’s administration to the problems of The Great Depression was effective because they created the New Deal, revived enterprise, and made better use of industries. (Topic Sentence) FDR debunked critics by establishing numerous programs that assisted the people and improved the country’s economy. (Supporting Evidence) FDR established a program called the New Deal and with in this deal there were numerous programs.
However, the nation-at-large supported Roosevelt, and elected additional Democrats to state legislatures and governorships in the mid-term elections. Another flurry of New Deal legislation followed in 1935 including the establishment of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) which provided jobs not only for laborers but also artists, writers, musicians, and authors, and the Social Security act which provided unemployment
Agriculture and mining, the bulwarks of the Colorado economy would eventually get hit hard, just like the rest of the country. With the failure of the national economy, there was there was less of a demand for the coal and mineral wealth coming from the mines in Colorado. Agriculture, in particular, would be hard hit by the Great Depression as drought (combined with ecologically unsound farming techniques) and a drop in grain prices( that had been artificially enhanced by demand created by WWI) would eventually lead to the dustbowl of the 1930s. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president he initiated the “New Deal” to help the nation overcome its problems. “ The western population at large grew by one-eighth, nearly twice the national rate.
He wanted to fix America and its economy, but ended up not helping at all. In fact, he ended up making things worse and brought America deeper into its depression. During the roaring twenties, the government was doing what it could to improve its economic state. One popular method was