Lect. 1-1 - Progressivism What were some of the central...

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Progressivism What were some of the “central assumptions” of progressivism? Describe some of the reforms of the Progressive era and discuss the way they reflect these assumptions. How and why did the presidency change during the Progressive Era? 1. Central Assumptions of Progressivism a. Optimism i. Belief in Progress ii. Society Capable of Improvement b. Human Intervention i. Anti-Monopoly 1. Stop the huge gap in classes ii. Social Cohesion 1. Stop focusing on individual, and start working for the community iii. 1. Study things enough to solve issues 2. Take knowledge, and begin to fix what was “wrong” with society c. Infused the reform efforts; went against the Social Darwinist theory 2. Types of Reforms a. Professional i. Standards of processes; must be performed in certain ways b. Political i. Stop corruption in government c. Social i. Attention to the poor, and needy d. Economic i. Regulate big businesses 3. Professional Reform a. Expansion of white collar jobs (Emerging middle-class)
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Lect. 1-1 - Progressivism What were some of the central...

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