The Progressive Era

Tyler Anton

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What were there motives?

The Progressive Movement covered social reform issues relating to female suffrage, education, working conditions, unionization, the problems of urbanization, industrialization and child labor.

Government reforms

Secret ballot Privacy at the ballot box ensures that citizens can cast votes without party bosses knowing how they voted.

Elkins act Outlawed the use of rebates by railroad officials or shippers.

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Women Sufferage

This timeline covers the years of 1848 to 1920, which includes the famed women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the formation of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
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Social reform

Referendum was the voting on an initiative, allowing the people to enact legislation that a state legislature is either unwilling or unable to do

Big business reform

Trust busting - Roosevelt's administration launched a big trust busting campaign. It

filed dozens of law suits against monopolies and trust that it believed were not in the

public interest. The administration went after the bad trust: the ones that sold inferior

products, competed unfairly or corrupted public officials

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Are they new or just hammy downs

Most of these ideas are past down or have been in the cycle for awhile now and just needed to be past.