The Progressive Era
by Kayla B.
Who Were the Progressives
- Middle Class & Native Born
- College Educated Professionals
- Held Jobs such as: Social Workers, Scholars, Preachers, Teachers, Writers, and Politicians
Down With Corruption!...Progressive Motives.
- They wanted to ride influence of the political bosses and political machines on the government.
- The Progressives wanted Social Justice (i.e. Equality, regulate unfair business practices, Eliminate Child Labor, Improved working conditions, etc.)
- Political Reforms ("Give the Government Back to the People, Increase Voting Numbers, End Corruptions w/ Political Machines.
- Economic Reforms ( Equal Opportunities in the work force, Regulate Trusts (Sherman Anti-Trust Act), Changes in Labor, "The Government is in charge, NOT Industry!)
- Conservation Reforms ( Preserve Wildlife, the Environment, and Natural Resources).