The Progressive Era, 1901-1918

The Progressive Era, 1901-1918 - The Progressive Era,...

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The Progressive Era, 1901-1918 Origins- Middle class wanted to prevent a revolution Attitudes & Motives- govt. was the proper agency for correcting social & economic ills Social Gospel by Rauschenbusch Pragmatism defined truth- practical Scientific management- Frederick Taylor organized people in an efficient manner Muckrakers- Lincoln Steffens (Tweed), Ida Tarbell (Standard Oil), Jacob Riis ( How the Other Half Lives ) Voter participation- secret ballot, direct primaries, direct election of US Senators Initiative- voters can get legislature to consider bill Referendum- allows citizens to vote on future laws Recall- voters could remove corrupt officials Municipal Reform- controlled public utilities Commission plan- voters elected heads of city departments Expert manager- hired by city to direct the work of various departments State reforms- direct primary, tax reform, regulation of railroad rates
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