Imperialism and The Progressive Era
By: Mackenzie Campbell
How can the presidents push for progressivism at home yet repress other cultures in other countries?
Why did they start?
One reason why Imperialism in America started when large business owners thought it would be useful to them to get places like Hawaii and the Philippines for natural resources. Another reason why Imperialism started in America was because People in America wanted to spread their way of life through out the world.
The Progressive Era started because the treatment of the factory workers, the working hours, women's rights, and a lot more problems existed in America at this time. Many people believed these problems had to be fixed which started the Progressive Era.
How can these two ideas co-exist in one country?
What are the ideals behind them?
The ideal behind the Progressive Era was to give people fair working conditions, working hours, and gave some people equality. It was also made to fix the main problems that Industrial Revolution caused.
The main Idea of Imperialism is to conquer smaller, weaker countries and put them under American rule. This extends America's power and influence through a diplomacy or military.