PROGRESSIVE ERA

*1890s-1920s* - Tanajah Hawkins

WHO were the PROGRESSIVES??? / WHAT were their MOTIVES???

The progressives were a group of reformers who were most active in the first two decade of the 20th century. Their motives were to push for better working conditions, women's rights, and increased monitoring for the nation's health.

SUFFRAGE - KEY PLAYERS/2 KEY EVENTS

Key Players :

- Susan B. Anthony

-Alice Paul

-Lucy Burns


2 Key Events :

  • The first women's suffrage law was passed in the territory of Wyoming.
  • The National Trade Union is established.

BIG BUSINESS REGULATION- Which was MOST IMPORTANT?

WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT SOCIETAL REFORM???

In my opinion, I feel that women's suffrage was the most important societal reform. Women weren't yet allowed to vote because society didn't think that it was their place to vote. American women went through lots of barriers to gain the right to vote. It wasn't until the 19th amendment when American women were allowed to vote. The U.S. realized that its female citizens didn't share the same rights as men, including the right to vote. African American women weren't allowed to vote until the 15th amendment. They too, fought for their voting equality.

GOVERNMENT REFORM (STATE / FEDERAL)

>FEDERAL

- Trust Building


  • Roosevelt instructed his general attorney to file suit against the Northern securities, a railroad company, and the beef trust in Chicago for illegal constraint on trade.

>Local

-Labor Relations


  • Roosevelt became the first to intervene on the side of workers in a labor dispute. He threatened to use the army to run the coal mine owners unless mine owner agreed to arbitrate the strike.