10 - AMH2020 2/25/10 I. Progressivism A. Efficiency 1. The...

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AMH2020 2/25/10 I. Progressivism A. Efficiency 1. The nation - we are all in this together, must work together for the benefit of the nation. not about rights but responsib- ilities 2. liberalism-rights as an individual, its your right to come in here and do what you like. 3. progressivism -is about responsibility for yourself, part of a larger whole. the larger whole is the nation. 4. meritocracy - who is the best person- based upon achieve- ment, richest in this time period. rich people don’t care about the people, the nation. want educated people, has a college degree, they know what is best for the nation. 5. optimistic - we can have a better future, we can reshape america, we can make a difference by making america effi- cient, by helping others b/c they are not as smart as us 6. America is supposed to be a democracy- progressives don’t necessarily believe that everyone should have a voice, b/c the smarter ones can make a difference b/c they know what is right for everybody, b/c they are educated. but at same time push fro democratic reforms, direct elections for sen- ators, women vote during this time period. supposed to be about people, but rich people believe they know best and shouldn’t let others decide what is right for them if they are not educated.
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7. Eugenics - improvement of the race, people can get better by improving themselves while they are living or becom-
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