Lecture Outline-The Progressive Era

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Lecture Outline The Progressive Era Progressivism - Definition and Background. Reform as a recurring motif in American History. The Reform impulse among America’s first settlers. From the Great Awakening to the Constitution. Reform movements from the 1840s to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Post-Progressive Reform movements from the New Deal to Civil Rights. The Rise of the Progressive Movement. Definiton of Progressivism: Social Change through activism and collective action The ‘Big Tent” of Progressivism— o The Progressive movement reaches into a wide variety of spheres and classes o It also reaches across political boundaries Basic Tenets of Progressivism: o Reform is dependent on knowledge o Reform requires collective action—local, state, national o Progressivism should utilize the ‘new sciences’ and new scientific methods. o Rejection of old liberal view of laissez faire—focus on government intervention, regulation to bring about reform. Conditions which fueled the movement: The effects of the Industrial Revolution.
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