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Progressive Era, Part 1

  • The Progressive Era began at the end of the 19th century until about the late1920s in response to laissez-faire Gilded Age.
  • Progressives came from various sectors of society & there was no single progressive constituency, agenda, or unifying org., (mostly but they had a common belief that industrialization/urbanization caused social & political problems that needed to be addressed)
  • A goal for many: to get rid of corrupt govt officials & reform govt/society & to achieve justice
  • The Progressive reform movement included: the settlement house movement, muckraking journalism, the Social Gospel, birth control movement, labor movement, women’s rights, civil rights, educational reform, child care, eradicating child labor, suffrage movement,
  • The Triangle Factory Fire of 1911 was a turning point in the history of progressive reforms after 146 died in the fire because they were trapped in the unsafe building; the incident triggered the NY State Factory Commission to develop labor reform: 56 laws dealing w/fire hazards, unsafe machines, industrial homework, & wages/hours for women & children
  • Some nativist groups spoke out to restrict immigration and in support of prohibition
  • Improvements in democracy: the direct primary, initiative, referendum, and recall were all new populist/progressive tools for the people
  • Progressive governors like La Follete, Johnson, Wilson, and Roosevelt paved the wave for Progressive presidents

Progressive Era, Part 1

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  1. Intro
    • Overview
      • Progressivism
      • Jane Addams and Hull House
      • Settlement Movement
        • Progressive Ideas
        • Muckrakers
        • Progress and Poverty
        • Looking Backward
        • How the Other Half Lives
        • Women Progressives
        • Louis D. Brandeis
        • Other Female Reformers
        • Suffrage Movement
        • Urban Liberalism
        • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
        • Cultural Pluralism Embattled
        • Populist Ideas Implemented Into Politics
        • Progressive Governors
        • Progressivism and National Politics
        • Teddy Roosevelt
        • Example 1
          • Example 2
            • Example 3
              • Intro 0:00
              • Overview 0:05
              • Progressivism 1:23
                • Social Justice
                • Industrialization or Urbanization
                • Corrupt Government Officials
                • Urban Middle Class
              • Jane Addams and Hull House 4:48
                • Jane Addams
                • Hull House
                • A New Sense of Urgency
                • Alleviate Social Problems
              • Settlement Movement 5:51
              • Progressive Ideas 6:33
                • William James
                • Walter Rauschenbusch
                • Muckrakers
              • Muckrakers 9:53
                • McClure's and Collier's
                • New Kind of Reform
              • Progress and Poverty 10:48
                • Effects of Laissez-Faire Economics
                • Inequalities Wealth
              • Looking Backward 11:28
                • A Cooperative Society
                • Greater Government Regulation
              • How the Other Half Lives 12:01
                • Jacob A. Riis
                • A Danish Immigrant
                • Immigrant Ghettoes
              • Women Progressives 13:17
                • Humanitarian Work
                • Josephine Shaw Lowell
                • National Consumers' League
                • A Wave for Protective Laws
              • Louis D. Brandeis 15:30
                • The People's Attorney
                • Brandeis Brief
                • Supreme Court Justice
              • Other Female Reformers 17:47
                • Margaret Sanger
                • American Birth Control League
                • National Association of Colored Women
                • National Women's Trade Union League
              • Suffrage Movement 19:22
                • The National Woman's Party
                • Woman Suffrage Association
                • The 19th Amendment
                • Images of Suffrage Movement
              • Urban Liberalism 22:02
                • The Needs of the Poor
                • Voluntarism
                • The Industrial Hazards and Accidents
              • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 23:49
                • New York State Factory Commission
                • Tammany
              • Cultural Pluralism Embattled 27:32
                • Progressive Goal
                • The Anti-Saloon League
              • Populist Ideas Implemented Into Politics 30:05
                • The Direct Primary
                • Initiative
                • Referendum
                • Recall
                • From the State to the Federal Level
              • Progressive Governors 32:43
                • Robert La Follette
                • Hiram Johnson
                • Theodore Roosevelt
                • Woodrow Wilson
              • Progressivism and National Politics 33:54
                • Teddy Roosevelt
                • Dakota Territory
              • Teddy Roosevelt 35:38
                • Civil Service Commission
                • Secretary of the Navy
                • Rough Riders
                • Trust Buster
                • Square Deal
              • Example 1 36:53
              • Example 2 40:20
              • Example 3 43:07