Be a true democracy which denies equal political

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be a true democracy which denies equal political rights on account of sex, pledges itself to the task of securing equal suffrage to men and women alike”. The Progressive Party voices their opinion of what true democracy is and how both men and women should have equal suffrage. It brings up the aspect of gender equality and that suffrage shouldn’t be essentially only granted to one half of a nation. Not to mention, in the Document 6, the photograph is able to depict the women voicing her opinion on women’s suffrage and how it is able to show that if the President cared that much for Germans why not their own women. However, a continuity that still stands, although women have been given the same rights, is that they still may feel inferior to males in the workplace. Next, during the Progressive Era, there were also several economic reforms implemented in order to help small businesses and stop the corrupt monopolies. In Document 2, it states “They are monopolies organized to destroy competition and restrain trade”. Essentially, there was a lot of speculation on big companies and the mistrust around them. These massive companies would slash off smaller businesses and essentially it was hard for others to have a chance to have any standing ground. Not to mention, Document 2, also shows the distrust in trusts. They showcase how much it has impacted workers by laying them off or firing them. However, due to this,
the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed which banned all trusts and monopolic acts in companies. Lastly, there was also major political change within the Progressive Era as well that sought out to help and protect citizens. In Document 4 it notes, “… any article of food or drug which is adulterated or misbranded, within the meaning of this Act; and any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor”. A strict food and drug act that was enacted to help the citizens, allowed the FDA to exist and help protect citizens. Not to mention, in Document 5, President Woodrow Wilson declares in his inauguration speech, “Our duty is to cleanse, to reconsider, to restore, to correct the evil without impairing the good, to purify and humanize every process of our common life without weakening or sentimentalizing it”. He addresses how he wants to help citizens and by protecting them with law enforcement and hopes of preventing violence in general to take place. However, violence has been a continuity throughout the nation and still continues forth, as a major continuation, yet the reforms and acts of suppressing it were prevalent within the Progressive Era. In conclusion, during the Progressive Era several changes had taken place and there also still some continuity. By fighting for social reforms for women to have a more equal role to men socially, ensuring that smaller businesses would not be overshadowed and ran out by monopolies
economically, and to protect the citizens politically and to rid of corruption going on, there were reforms that resulted in the Progressive Era being known to have been a time in which then nation had progressed a lot.

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