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Sophia history II milestone 2You passed this Milestone17 questions were answered correctly.8 questions were answered incorrectly.1Which statement is NOT true of the Progressives?They wanted to replace capitalism with a socialized economy. They sought to improve industrial working conditions for men, women, and children.They advocated the creation of more democratic election processes. They relied on science and technology to improve governance.RATIONALEThe Progressive Era, lasting from 1890 until 1919, was a time in which a broad group of activists and reformers attempted to find solutions to the problems of urbanization, industrialization, and corruption. While Progressives supported reforms that curbed the power of corporations and made government more responsive to citizens, they did not support socialism, communism, or other radical agendas. CONCEPTTheodore RooseveltGrass Roots ProgressivismWhat it Means to be a Progressive2Theodore Roosevelt’s “Square Deal” had three main components. Choose the action that was NOT included in his plan.regulation of corporations
federal oversight of public landsdirect aid to the poor consumer protectionsRATIONALETheodore Roosevelt's "Square Deal" was his domestic agenda that sought to implement a number of Progressive reforms related to antitrust regulation (i.e., regulation of corporations), consumer protection, and resource conservation (e.g., federal oversight of public lands). It did not include direct aid to the poor. CONCEPTTheodore Roosevelt3President Franklin Roosevelt oversaw both a First New Deal and a Second New Deal to curb the Great Depression. Choose the action that was part of his First New Deal.The National Labor Relations Act reformed labor relations by protecting American workers’ right to unionize and bargain collectively for wages and benefits.The Works Progress Administration provided jobs for more than eight million unemployed workers over an eight-year span.The Social Security Act established a permanent safety net to help the most vulnerable Americans, including the elderly, the disabled, and single parents.To put Americans back to work quickly, the Public Works Administration contracted with private companies to build highways, bridges, and military bases.
RATIONALEThe First New Deal was primarily characterized by a wave of legislative activity directed at immediate unemployment relief and recovery, including programs such as the Public Works Administration, which contracted with private companies to build public infrastructure such as highways, bridges, and military bases. All of the other examples are part of the Second New Deal, which focused on long-term reforms, labor rights, and establishing a welfare state through the Social Security Act.