Progressive Era 2_9 - 2/9 Progressive Reform c. 1900-1920...

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2/9 Progressive Reform c. 1900-1920 What did “reform” mean? o Political – economy Conservatives Reformers Radical o To save American capitalism and democratic government by changing them 3 waves of reform in 20 th century: o Progressivism, 1900-1920 o New Deal, 1933-1938 o Second Reconstruction, 1960-1965 Origins of Progressivism o Urban –industrial problems Over-crowding. Not enough housing o New middle-class professionals o Social Gospel – embraced by many middle class. Believed that Christianity in new age had to move on the individual and take on a social/community aspect such as feeding/housing the poor o Republican Party “insurgents” – mostly middle class professionals. Insurgents means political player in a party that wants to strongly influence or take over that party. Insurgents left out when Teddy Roosevelt formed own party Tough Questions o Child labor o Who decides? Parents? Reformers? What role should business play? Government?
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course HIST 2112 taught by Professor Flemming during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Progressive Era 2_9 - 2/9 Progressive Reform c. 1900-1920...

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