Progressive Movement Notes

Progressive Movement Notes - Direct election of senators o...

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Progressive Movement Notes Progressive reformers – oppose irresponsible wealth and selfish government. Argued free market was being distorted by monopolies Social Gospel movement University social scientists Settlement house workers Muckrakers – New Urban professionals o Upton Sinclair, most famous muckraker Moral reformers (anti-alcohol, tobacco, vice constitutional amends) o “Only government had the power to save the nations problems” o Organized power of government Graduated federal income tax o Only way to have a fair tax system
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Unformatted text preview: Direct election of senators o Elected by state legislators Womens suffrage (voting) Prohibition of alcohol Pure food & drug laws Utility & RR Regulation Anti-monopoly laws Conservation and parks o Another goal of progressives to preserve American West Immigration restriction imperialism Anti-cigarette laws Anti-vice laws vs. birth control Hours and safety laws Inheritance tax o One of the central issues of the progressives in the 20s...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course INDV 101 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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