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progressivism

people working to try to make life better for society

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4 goals of progressivism

-protecting social welfare
-promoting moral improvement
-creating economic reform
-fostering efficiency

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what does protecting social welfare mean?

protect things that are good for people like safety in workplaces

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what does promoting moral improvements mean?

promoting people to do good rather than bad
ex. stealing or prohibition

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what does creating economic reform mean?

workplace -> minimum wage

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what does fostering efficiency mean?

making sure business makes use of time

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what is prohibition

the banning of alcoholic beverages

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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)

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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

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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)
LABELING!

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what is an initiative

it allows for regular citizens to write and propose laws

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who was Susan B. Anthony and what did she do?

suffragist who worked for the right to cote for women

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mukraker

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
WANTED CHANGE!!

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upton sinclair

muckraking journalist who wrote about the terrible conditions of the meatpacking industry

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How did theodore roosevelt become president ?

Theodore was elected vice president and then William Mckinely was assassinated

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what is Roosevelts life background ?

he was a boxer, horseback rider, and wrestler
from New York, spoiled(wealthy family)
youngest president
was always looking for reform (progressive reformer)

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What was Roosevelt known as ?

a conservationist
conservation- to preserve/protect the environment

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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

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Square Deal?

roosevelts method, (fair for both sides) wanted Americans to be treated right by gov. , gov should treat them fairly

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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

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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

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what happens after roosevelt and taft run for president?

democrat Woody Wilson wins the election because the votes were split between taft and roosevelt

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what is the progressive party called that roosevelt forms and why?

bull moose party, strong as a bull moose

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why did woody wilson win?

republican votes were split between taft and roosevelt so democrat wilson won the election