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Unformatted text preview: Progressivism 1890’s- WWI • Combine a liberal concern for poor and working class conservative efforts to stabilize business and avoid social chaos • Progressivism began in the cities • Viewed government as protector not oppressor (paternalistic) • Aims of progressives o More regulation of business and the economy Caveat emptor • Buyer beware o Social justice for poor and working class o Social welfare to protect children, women and consumer o More aspects of society o Restricting flood of new immigrants • Practitioners of progressivism o Muckrackers o Voluntary organizations o New professionals o Realistic portrait of society • Expanding the “woman’s sphere” o The new woman o Individual charity vs. government action Children’s bureau (1912) Keating-Owen Act (1916) o Suffrage “silent sentinels” Militant suffragists 19 th amendment (1920) • Controlling the masses o Immigrants Eugenics • Proposed human improvements Americanization...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 10613 taught by Professor Cupp during the Fall '08 term at TCU.
- Fall '08