Fear of Power Shift in 1800

Justis Gunn


In the late 1800's early 1900's the fight for woman's suffrage was coming to a head. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton led the fight. Together they created a woman's right society and attempted to win over states to women's rights. Women felt as if it was unfair that all men had the right to vote while women were being ignored. This is when women began to be stronger and stand up for their cause.

The 19th Amendment

The 19th amendment granted equal voting rights to women. This amendment ended suffrage opposition. Although the 19th amendment granted suffragists what they had been working so hard for it still did not end sexism and unfair treatment of women. A majority of men still felt that a women's job was at home.

Business and Expansion Booming


During the progressive era business was going very well and factories and cities were growing faster and faster, however with the building of the cities poverty also increased with the size of the buildings. Due to immigration and not enough jobs starvation and poverty were at a all time high for the time period. False interpretations of ideas and opportunities in the big city led many people to poor lives.


Muckrakers were journalists who brought issues to the public's attention. With things such as The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, establishment of the hull house and various photographs to bring attention to the unsafe poor conditions of the city contributed to massive changes.

Political Cartoon

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Political Cartoon

In this cartoon Vanderbilt is racing his competitors to have the best business. He controlled a large part of the railroad system, hence the two much larger trains than the competitor. The names on the trains might have been places where he was largely successful.

Photography in the Progressive Era

The progressive era was a big time for photography. Many things were wrong in society such as, poverty, unsafe working conditions, and unsanitary living conditions. Many photographers sought out to reveal these injustices that were occurring. These early pioneers of photography wanted to bring history to life and set an example for those down the road.