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Unformatted text preview: Late Progressive Era Controlling the Masses : - Optimism and tolerance- drive for social justice- Paternalism- social welfare for the masses- Fear- progressive concerns about losing country to aliens, low lifes, and ethnics- When education didnt work, restrictive legislation was the next option - Often led to alliances with evangelical reformers(protestant groups) , who saw cities as dens of iniquity, place of flourishing sin with different races and immigrants, saloons, bars, vaudeville, prostitutes Stemming Immigration Tide: Discrimination: - South- Jim Crow- West- restrictions on Asians, Indians, and Hispanics Fear of raising immigrant tide- 10 million immigrants out of a population of 8-0 million, 26 million had foreign born parents Rise of Eugenics: - Immigrants were biologically inferior and should be prevented from reproducing if possible - by 1914, more talk of eugenics than social welfare and living conditions - heredity determined everything- people who looked primitive probably were so and should be prevented from reproducing Urban reformers despaired of the connection between immigrants and political machines (run largely on...
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