Flashcards in Ch 9 Deck (24)
people working to try to make life better for society
4 goals of progressivism
-protecting social welfare
-promoting moral improvement
-creating economic reform
what does protecting social welfare mean?
protect things that are good for people like safety in workplaces
what does promoting moral improvements mean?
promoting people to do good rather than bad
ex. stealing or prohibition
what does creating economic reform mean?
workplace -> minimum wage
what does fostering efficiency mean?
making sure business makes use of time
what is prohibition
the banning of alcoholic beverages
who was Carry Nation and what did she do?
broke liquor bottles in bars with her hatchet because she thought liquor was bad, it was the drink of the devil
thought it lead to crime (hatchet and bible in her hand)
what did most people think about alcohol?
it caused crimes, so without it the crime rate would decrease
but the exact opposite happens -> more crimes were created to get alcohol
Pure food and drug act?
it was a law passed by government
drugs and food should be accurate in what it contains (what goes into food is checked)
what is an initiative
it allows for regular citizens to write and propose laws
who was Susan B. Anthony and what did she do?
suffragist who worked for the right to cote for women
one of the magazine journalists who exposed the corrupt side of business and public life
they wrote about progressivism to make people aware and looking at the evils
muckraking journalist who wrote about the terrible conditions of the meatpacking industry
How did theodore roosevelt become president ?
Theodore was elected vice president and then William Mckinely was assassinated
what is Roosevelts life background ?
he was a boxer, horseback rider, and wrestler
from New York, spoiled(wealthy family)
was always looking for reform (progressive reformer)
What was Roosevelt known as ?
conservation- to preserve/protect the environment
What did roosevelt want to do as a conservationist?
conserve land areas & wanted to protect the environment
he didnt want the areas to become urbanish
roosevelts method, (fair for both sides) wanted Americans to be treated right by gov. , gov should treat them fairly
What did roosevelt try to do with railroads and why?
tried to regulate them because railroads over paid for shipping which would put farmers out of business
regulated railroads to pay fairly
what was the political end to Roosevelt?
Roosevelt said after his 2nd term to vote for william taft, but then misses being pres. (republicans couldnt help him) so he forms progressive party
what happens after roosevelt and taft run for president?
democrat Woody Wilson wins the election because the votes were split between taft and roosevelt
what is the progressive party called that roosevelt forms and why?
bull moose party, strong as a bull moose