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Unformatted text preview: Ch 24 The Progressive Era 12/02/2008 22:52:00 Ch. 24 The Progressive Era Arose because of society changes Elements of Reform The Antecedents of Progressivism Private students begin to improve basic public services Sot were the left wing of progressives The Muckrackers Exposed corruption and social injustice Helped gain progressive era supports Strong on diagnosis than on remedys Features of Progressivism Democracy Direct Primarys Initiative and Referendum o Initiative Voters petition for a measure o Referendum Electorate could then vote on it Direct election by the people for US senators Efficiency Management techniques designed to cut manufacturing costs and enhance productivity Regulation Breaking up huge companies would allow competition Unsuccessful Social Justice Labor Legislation o Helped raise the age to 16 for children workers and limited there hours o Fought for womens hours of work Prohibition Womens Christian Temperance Union o Helped pass an amendment making alcoholic bevarge sales illegal Roosevelts Progressivism Very active chief executive Greatly expanded the role of the president Increased the authority of the federal government The Trusts Square Deal o Enforcement of existing anti-trust laws and strict controls on big business o Effective regulation was better than breaking up giant corporations...
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