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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 21 November 24, 2008 The rise of Progressivism 1. Anti- Monopoly One powerful impulse was the spirit of “antimonopoly” the fear of  concentrated power and the urge to limit and disperse authority and  wealth. A second progressive impulse was a belief in the importance of  social cohesion: the belief that the welfare of any single person is  dependent on the welfare of society as a hole. And a third progressive  impulse was a belief in organization and efficiency: the belief that social  order was a result of intelligent social organization and rational procedures  for guiding social and economic life.  1 2. Religion Reform By 1900. it had recruited 3,000 “officers” and 20,000 “privates” and  was offering both material aid and spiritual service to the urban poor. In 
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