Reforming%20Society - Reforming Society From Reaction to...

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Reforming Society
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From Reaction to Reform Why the Shift? Attitudinal A questioning of core principles and emphases in social Darwinism and laissez-faire capitalism. Institutional An intensifying anger with the increased power of monopolies and big corporations.
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Currents of Progressivism A Broad Constituency with Many Motives Businessmen looking for efficiency Organized labor advancing workers’ rights Women seeking protection of home and/or additional freedoms Social scientists trying to understand and improve society Middle-class activists protecting their status Politicians trying to garner support
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Currents of Progressivism Core Principles New emphasis on freedom based on individual fulfillment and self-determination New emphasis on social order and moderation New emphasis on government’s role in striking and maintaining the balance between freedom and social order.
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Currents of Progressivism Unifying Themes Anger at Excess Quest for Community Activist Citizenry and Government Drive for Perfection
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Muckrakers Concerned Citizens or Savvy Salesmen?
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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