The Progressive Era
Who were the progressives?
The progressives were groups of reformers who wanted to either improve work conditions,the right for women and children,economic issues,environment issues and social welfare.
What were their motives?
- protect social welfare
- promote moral development
- create economic reform
- foster efficiency
Federal: Pure food and drug act- Required companies to put labels of the ingrediants used on the processed food items
- Womens suffrage
women wanted the right to vote
- Susan B Anthony: President of the National American women suffrage Association
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton:Leader of the women suffrage movement
1.seneca falls was the location of the first women's rights conservation
2.The National Association of Colored women was founded
- Womens right to vote
- they had three things in mind to win the vote
- convince state legislatures to adopt vote and at that time only Wyoming,Utah,Colorado ,and Idaho allowed women to vote
- Pursue court case to test the 14th amendment
- Push for a National constitution amendment.
Big Business Regulations
- Robert La Follette, Wisconsin led the way to regulate big businesses.
- Worked on ending child labor
-almost every state limited/banned child labor (1918)
- Reduce women's work hours.
- succeeded in workers compensation to aid families of injured workers
The Progressive Amendments
- 16th amendment:gave congress the power to tax income
- 17th amendment:provides the election of u.s. senators by the people rather than by state legislation
- 18th amendment: prohibited making, selling,and transporting alcohol
- 19th amendment:gave women the right to vote