Political Progressives

Political - gifts from corporations… They also favored initiatives so that voters could directly propose legislation themselves And they favored

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Political Progressives The Progressive reformers were mainly middle-class men and women who…they would be more successful than the Populists…Why? The Progressives had two goals: to use state power to curb the trusts and to stem the socialist threat by generally improving the common person’s conditions of life and labor. Progressives emerged… They sought to regain the power that had slipped form the hands of the people into those of “interests”. Thus, they pushed for… Direct primary elections to undercut power hungry party bosses (this would become the 17th Amendment and approved in 1913) They limited the amount of money candidates could spend for their election, and restricted huge
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Unformatted text preview: gifts from corporations…. . They also favored initiatives so that voters could directly propose legislation themselves And they favored the referendum which placed laws on the ballot for final approval by the people And the recall which enabled the voters to remove faithless elected officials Women’s suffrage was also a goal for the progressives Many cities and state governments changed with progressivism. In Wisconsin, Robert M fighting bob La Follette, emerged as the most militant of the progressive Republican leaders…....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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