Regressivism and Republican

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Progressivism and Republican The Roots of Progressivism Introduction 2. When – The period by the end of the 19 th Century and American entry into WWI is usually called the Progressive Era. Some say the Progressives addressed may of the concerns dealing with corporate power such as Rockefeller and Carnegie, a rebellious working class, misery in the cities and corrupt machine politics 4. Where – The movement . . . many sources. One was the fight against corruption and inefficiency in government, begun in the time of Grant. Another was in the effort to regulate and control big business . . ., which characterized the Granger and Populist movements. 5. In short, Progressives sought to arouse the conscience of “the people” in order to “purify” American life. They believed the source of society’s evils lay in the structure of its institutions, not in the weaknesses or sinfulness of individuals. Therefore local, state, and national government must be made more responsive to the will of citizens who stood for the traditional virtues. 6. These crusaders would wage war on many evils – monopoly, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice. Its single battle cry was “Strengthen the Sate.” Why? Because . . . 7. Writers had already begun, even before 1900 to pinpoint the targets for the progressive attacks. Writers such as 1894 Henry Demarest Lloyd writing against Standard Oil in
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HISTORY GEA2000 taught by Professor Mr.adesina during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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