Progressive Era

Progressive Era - Progressive Era, 1900-1920 government's...

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Progressive Era, 1900-1920 government's positive role in public well being Time when Americans agreed govt was positive tool to manage growth and change reform vs. revolt professionalism in government Begin to use professionals in govt Use of what has been learned in business to apply to govt response to growth, change, and disasters Theodore Roosevelt 1908 –succeeded by taft, 4 years later Roosevelt tried to run against progressive party Square Deal 1902 started by Roosevelt More rigorous enforcement of anti-trust law Wisconsin Idea 1904-solved state probs by wing capacity of research from universities Came up with workers compensation Direct election of senators and theory of progressive taxation Woodrow Wilson 1 st southern elected since civil war Democrat 1912 democrats took congress He deferred states on child labor Women’s suffrage Loans to farmers Progressive Amendments, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
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16 th amendment tax 17 th amendment- direct election of senators 18 th -banned manufacture/selling of alcohol, but was OBVIOUSLY ratified 19 th -women voting 20 th -regulations on congress/president
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