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FC: Progressive Era

1: Progressive Era Carlos Martinez February 11, 2013

2: Table of contents

3: Title: The muckrakers and the problems they sought to reform The goals of the progressives Progressivism under Roosevelt Progressivism during the Taft presidency Progressivism under Wilson Progressive era amendments (16th, 17th, 18th, 19th) Progressive era report card | Pages: 4&5 6&7 *8&9 10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17

4: The muckrakers and the problems they sought to reform.

5: Muckrakers were early investigative journalists who exposed corruption and abuse by the newly emerging giant corporations and local political machines. Muckrakers played a significant historical role, largely because late nineteenth century America was a nation of readers. They sought to reform the truth within the society

6: Goals of the progressives

7: The goals during the progressive movement were the following objectives: progressives wanted the government to intervene with big business to the people in need. They also wanted laws regulating work conditions and hours and they wanted labor unions recognized.

8: Progressivism under Roosevelt

9: Roosevelt had a well deserved reputation as a trust buster. During this administration (1901-1909) 44 antitrust actions were filed against the nation's largest corporations, including the Northern Securities Company. But the essence of the president's square deal, Roosevelt's approach to social problems, big business, and labor unions was that he distinguished between "good" and "bad" trusts and strongly preferred to regulate corporations for the public welfare rather than destroy them.

10: Progressivism during the Taft presidency

11: After the 1904 election, Roosevelt stated that he would not run for president again. Four years later, William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United Sates, his handpicked successor, easily defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan in his third and final run for the White House. Although Taft had never held elective office, he did have years of public service behind him. Taft filed twice the number of antitrust suits as Roosevelt, and the supreme court upheld the breakup of Standard Oil under the Sherman Antitrust Act (1911) during his administration. Taft actively supported both the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments and established new agencies, such as the Bureau of Mines, which set standards of mine safety, and the Federal Children's Bureau.

12: Progressivism under Wilson

13: Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924) was the 28th president of the United States, serving two terms 1913 - 1919 as president of Princeton University and later as governor of New Jersey. Wilson was a leading progressive, arguing for a stronger central government and fighting for antitrust legislation and labor rights. Wilson's foreign policy was noted for its idealistic humanitarianism; his fourteen points, ultimately failed, but was one of the clearest expressions of interventionist American values.

14: Progressivism era amendments (16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th)

15: The four important Amendments during this era were the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Amendments. The 16th Amendment allows congress to levy on income tax without apportioning it among the states. The 17th Amendment is the direct election of U.S Senators by popular vote. The 18th Amendment is the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. The 19th Amendment prohibits any U.S. citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.

16: Progressive era report card

17: Woodrow Wilson failure during the progressive era was the fact that he created the 14 points but the statements weren't successful. Taft success during the progressive era was that he was elected to office and he established new agencies. He also supported the 16th and 17th amendment. Muckrakers were also successful during the progressive era because they stated the controversies and eventually they told the truth within the society. President Roosevelt was also successful because he didn't support tariffs and wanted to establish its economy into a stable market. He was a trust buster. The goals of the progressives turned out to be successful because the movement within the society made all the amendments to become established. And last but not least, the amendments during the progressive movement were successful because the citizens and also the presidents supported it.

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