Woodrow Wilson And The Progressive Movement

672 Words3 Pages
The Progressive Movement Progressive movement was essentially the middle class movement which started from the late 19th century to the first decades of the 20th century. The main reason for this movement was to correct injustices in American life and eliminate government based problems such as industrialization, immigration, urbanization, and corruption across the United States. The movement had involved many national, state, and local levels. One of the Progressive accomplishments for state level was the pass of child labors. Along with both Republicans and Democrats who defended causes such as women suffrage, tax reform, minimum wage, workers allowance, etc. During this time, Woodrow Wilson was known as the president for New Freedom. Elections were held to bring the power of various parties in the government to an end. This movement also managed to create the Warehouse Act, which…show more content…
Other countries were pushed into embracing change in the way the Americans had done. Progressive leader Roosevelt fought for increased federal regulation to organize big business practices. On the other hand Wilson, promised to legislate for open competition. By the end of the movement, America had changed completely due to newly formed laws and national levels in all areas; economic, political, and social. Without the changes after the Progressive Movement, many American's lives would not have improved. However Although the movement brought reform to government, business , and increased political power for many citizens, its benefits were mainly to white Americans.The movement accomplished with support of Democrats and Republicans, American middle class, labor and management leaders. The Progressive period is known for its successful efforts which have everlasting impact on American economy and
Open Document