Roaring 20's

Roaring 20's - Andrew Tran 323366 Per#5 Warren Harding's...

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Andrew Tran 323366 Per. #5 Warren Harding’s administration brought the virtual burial of the early 20s Progressivism. Evaluate the validity of this statement. Progressivism is a belief that changes in society were badly needed and that gov’t was the proper agency for correcting social and economic life. Economical: -Antitrust laws were often ignored or pathetically enforced by prosecutors in attorney general’s office -Big industrialists were able to organize trade associations to reduce comp. (standardization of product, publicity campaigns, united front in dealing with railroads and labor) -encouraged by Secretary Hoover who believes in engineering efficiency/condemn waste resulting from cutthroat comp. and urge businesses to govern themselves rather than be controlled by big gov’t. - Interstate Commerce Commission came to be dominated by men who were personally sympathetic to the managers of the railroads -Railroads returned to private management in 1920, Congress passed Esch-Cummins Transportation Act of 1920 -encouraged private union of railroads and promised Interstate Commerce Commission to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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