Amhist5 - American History Progressivism Introduction 10:55:00 AM Sources of Progressivism Intellectual change o Reform Darwinism Wiliam Graham

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American History 14/02/2008 11:55:00 Progressivism Introduction Sources of Progressivism Intellectual change o Reform Darwinism Wiliam Graham Sumner—Yale sociologist, social Darwinist Laissez-faire[let nature do its thing]; survival of the social ‘fittest’ Millionaire is product of evolution Those who are not successful won’t live to pass on traits to  progeny; this benefits society Wanted no government interference in the vein of protective  tariffs, etc. Lester Frank Ward—Worked for gov’t, reform Darwinist The mind is what distinguishes humans from other animals, and  allows them to intervene w/ nature; brainpower can adapt to any  situation Facilitate adaptation with social policy so that society can  survive and advance intelligently o The "Social Gospel" Russell Conwell—Baptist minister in Philadelphia Sermon, Acres of Diamonds, given over 6000 times because of 
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Amhist5 - American History Progressivism Introduction 10:55:00 AM Sources of Progressivism Intellectual change o Reform Darwinism Wiliam Graham

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