FC: Progressive Era | Natasha Blessing 7th Period Feb. 6, 2013
1: Table of Content | Muckraker 2-3 Goals of the Progressives 4 - 5 Roosevelt 6 - 7 Taft 8 - 9 Progressive Eras Amendments 10 - 13 Wilson 14 - 15
2: Muckrakers and Solved Problems | Journalists who investigates, discovers, and publishes information about corrupt issues.
3: Child Labor | Unfair Business practices | Racial Discrimination
4: Goals Of the Progressive
5: The best thing about me is you. | Progressives sought the elimination of government corruption, womens suffrage, social welfare, prison reform, prohibition, and civil liberties. While the progressive promotion of public health initiatives and universal education benefited everyone, especially the poor and immigrants, progressives did not organize to promote black suffrage or equal rights.
6: Progressivism under Roosevelt
7: Progressivism emerged as a political movement in response to significant economic, social, and political inequalities. Theodore Roosevelt took office in 1901, progressivism became a powerful national movement. During his tenure as president, Roosevelt was a loud and effective advocate for “trust-busting,” the breaking up of enormous monopolies that had controlled prices and prevented competition. He also advocated for fair trade and pro-labor laws, including a decreased workweek, child labor restrictions, and workplace safety rules.
8: Progressivism During the Taft Presidency
9: 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 during his administration. Through the Mann-Elkins Act, the authority of the ICC was again expanded to cover regulation of telephone, telegraph, and cable companies. The act also enabled the commission to suspend rates set by railroads pending investigations or court actions. 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.
10: Progressive Era Amendments | 16th | The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on Census results.
11: sive Era ments | !17th | 17th Amendment gave the power to elect senators to the people. Senators had previously been appointed by the legislatures of their states
12: 18th | 18th Amendment prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
13: 19th | 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote
14: Progressivism under Wilson
15: Wilson ran in 1912 under a platform known as the "New Freedom," in which he pledged to reintroduce real competition to the marketplace by destroying monopolistic economic trusts. He was a leading Progressive, arguing for a stronger central government and fighting for anti-trust legislation and labor rights.
16: Report | income tax direct elections of senators Prohibition of alcohol right of women to vote muckrakers exposing waste into lakes, and corruption in the senate | Good
17: Card | Corrupt Politicians Long Work Hours | Bad