Who Where the Progressives.

muckrakers, women and the middle class

They wanted to improve social and political life

They were responsible for the passing of prohibition, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, and the Interstate Commerce Act. they also wanted reduced labor for women and children and also to get women to vote.

Big Business Regulation

Sherman Anti-Trust Act was passed in 1890 and the law banned any form of trusts or conspiracy of any form of trade or commerce.

Progressive Amendments

the progressive amendments helped our country because the 19th amendment allowed women to vote and the 17th amendments made it harder for political machines to run the senate due to the direct election of U.S. Senators.

Old News or New Ideas?

The progressive ideas of the 1900's were not new ideas the ideas were from many years and many other minds.