FC: By:Kevin Berrios 7th period 2/5/13 | P | Progressivism 1900-1920
1: Table of Contents The Muckrakers and the problems they sought to reform 2 The Goals Of the Progressives 3 Progressivism under Roosevelt 4 Progressivism during the Taft presidency 5 Progressivism under Wilson 6 16th amendment 7 17th amendment 8 18th amendment 9 19th amendment 10
2: The Muckrakers and the problems they sought reform | Muckrakers were journalist or writers who showed the corruptions or bad things about society in the progressive era. They wanted a reform or change. Some problems include a change in the form of the Pure Food and Drug Act. Another one change conditions for immigrants. Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. Jacob Riis
3: The Goals of the Progressives | j | Progressives wanted the government to do something about big businesses and give small businesses a chance to progress to make it fair for everybody. They wanted laws that regulated hours of work and the conditions they worked in.Also wanted for labor unions to be recognized.
4: Progressivism under Roosevelt | Roosevelt had a reputation as a “trustbuster.” During his time in office(1901–09), 44 antitrust actions were done against the nation's largest corporations, including the Northern Securities Company (a railway holding company).He enacted a "Square Deal" program that consisted of 3 parts: control of the corporations, consumer protection, and conservation of natural resources.A panic done by Wall Street in 1907. The financial world blamed the panic on President Roosevelt for unsettling the industries with his anti-trust tactics.
5: Progressivism during the Taft Presidency | William Howard Taft, served in Roosevelt's cabinet, was elected president in 1908 with Roosevelt's support. Taft continued many of the programs that Roosevelt had started.Taft filed twice the number of antitrust suits as Roosevelt, and the Supreme Court broke up the Standard Oil under the Sherman Antitrust Act (1911) during his time.
6: Progressivism under Wilson | Underwood-Simmons Tariff (1913) was the first law to lower rates in half a century , and the free list of goods, which no import duties were charged, was made bigger to include iron, steel, raw wool, and sugar.Federal Reserve Act , Federal Reserve banks were set up across the country.These were in effect and they became the depositories for all national banks and those state banks that wished to join.Federal Trade Commission passed by him was made for ,to control unfair competition in interstate commerce.
7: 16th amendment | The Sixteenth Amendment gave the federal government the power to lay and collect an income tax regardless of the source of that income.
8: 17th amendment | The Seventeenth Amendment provided for the direct election of Senators by the people rather than by the state legislatures as the original Constitution called for.
9: 18th amendment | The Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the import, export, transport, manufacture or sale of intoxicating beverages.
10: 19th amendment | The Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote.
11: Progressive Era Report card | One success prohibition of alcohol because it causes death. Another success during the progressive era it gave women th right to vote that's a big one because it's equality. Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) was another success because it prohibited bad food. Another one is constitutional change they did this by creating new amendments. Antitrust were a huge success so every business can have a chance of progressing. Child Labor was a failure because it wasn't fixed until later.