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The Progressive Era - The Progressive Era Catalysts...

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The Progressive Era
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Catalysts Populism Worldwide shift to liberalism Activism, especially in the cities Socialism Muckrakers
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Features of Progressivism Democracy Direct primary; popular election of state Senators Initiative and referendum Recall elections Secret ballot End of corrupt business practices; efficiency, regulation
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What had industrialization produced? Unemployment and labor unrest Wasteful use of natural resources Abuses of corporate power
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What had the growing cities produced? Poverty Disease Crime Corruption
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How had immigrants changed America? Rise of new managerial class to upset traditional class assignments.
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How had depression of 1890s impacted America? Equal opportunity and the American dream seemed out of reach.
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Who were the Progressives? New middle-class professionals with faith in education and progress. Reform-minded volunteers from the middle- class who established settlement house movement, Chamber of Commerce, NAACP, American Bar Association, Boy and Girl Scouts, Service Organizations
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Who were the Progressives? Muckrakers like Ida Tarbell who investigated Standard Oil; Ida Wells who exposed lynching in the South; Upton Sinclair who wrote The Jungle Political reformers like Robert LaFollette, George Norris
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Who were the Progressives?
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