HistoryStudyGuideTimePeriod7.docx - 1 The Progressives responded to political corruption with the push to have United State citizens take control back

HistoryStudyGuideTimePeriod7.docx - 1 The Progressives...

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1. The Progressives responded to political corruption with the push to have United State citizens take control back of their own government with “referendum” and having the people gain control in proposing laws to better benefit their own lives according to The American Pageant . The success of this reform was the result high population of like minded Progressive idealist who agreed to leave behind the big-boss control in order to have a higher voice in government. As a result: voting became non-influential with boss rule, a ballot system was put in place, senators were directly voted by the people, and the people had the final say on laws to be places according to AMSCO . These actions put in placed would help aid the gradual end to the political corruption during this time period. Economic instability issues were openly demonstrated with muckrakers who would publish explicit or ploy readers to pay attention to the conditions in which consumers were being hidden from the true facts. Progressives would form strikes with unions in order to demand improved working conditions and pay wages which would aid in supporting the cost of standard living cost for the lowed paid jobs. The success of these actions would lead to laws such as Pure Food and Drug Act and The Meat Inspection which would protect the consumers rights in having knowledge of what ingredients would be placed in products and have companies responsibly for their actions according to AMSCO . As for the the result of the strikes occurring President Roosevelt was able to win the vote of the people for his few instances of aiding union members during the “Square Deal” and the “Trust Busting” was a beginning steps to regulate monopolies. Economic instability was not improved during this reform with Progressives, but it did bring solutions to wages and hours in certain industries. Social Concerns for large cities were to help separate monopolies from having full control of utilities and municipal
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government was desired in order to have the people elect their leaders in the community according to AMSCO .The success in reforming concerns in cities led to the independent cities developing public utilities and creating positions for local cities to elect officials. 2. The Progressive Era federal legislation the economy by laws such as Under the Elkins Act which was to regulate the railroad industries from having favorite clients from favored and the idealism of pushing idea of government to control business was also present. As for the expansion of democracy was the Amendment for “Initiative and Referendum” and “Recall” which would both allow United State citizens to be enabled to propose new bills for future laws and permit laws to be recalled if found unacceptable by the majority vote. The Progressive movement influenced political leaders such as Teddy Roosevelt who implemented laws which would benefit the citizens on the United States directly. This democratic implementation would be seen when laws such as
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