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Progressive Movement. A tradition of reform. 1) The R evolutionary Era A) Race/Age requirements to vote gradually eliminated B) Northern States led the need for change C) Most states began to support anti-slavery movements. A tradition of reform. 2) Abolition:

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Progressive movement

Progressive Movement


A tradition of reform

A tradition of reform

  • 1) The Revolutionary Era

    • A) Race/Age requirements to vote gradually eliminated

    • B) Northern States led the need for change

    • C) Most states began to support anti-slavery movements


A tradition of reform1

A tradition of reform

  • 2) Abolition:

    • A) Abolitionists spoke against slavery before anyone else did

    • B) Best know abolitionists

      • Frederick Douglas (A runaway slave)

      • Harriet Tubman (Moses)

    • C) Slavery formally eliminated by the 13th amendment


A tradition of reform2

A tradition of reform

  • 3) Women’s rights:

    • A) Women’s rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY

      • Launched the women’s rights movement

      • Organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • B) Women’s suffrage (vote)

      • Organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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A tradition of reform

  • 4) Civil Service Reform: To change the way people were hired.

    • A) People were being hired to reward loyalty and support

      • Called the “political machines”

    • B) President Garfield assassinated by someone who didn’t get a Govt. job.

    • C) The Pendleton Act: Started civil service exam for many Govt. jobs.


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A tradition of reform

  • 5) The mentally ill

    • A) Dorothea Dix studied Mass jails, insane asylums, poorhouses

      • State rehabilitation built instead of state mental institutions.


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