PROGRESSIVISM AND THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. APUSH CHAPTER 29. Introduction. At the beginning of the 20 th Century, the ethnically and racially mixed American people were engulfed by a reform movement The new crusaders called themselves progressives
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PROGRESSIVISM AND THEREPUBLICAN PRESIDENT
APUSH CHAPTER 29
Riis’s book showed the plight of the urban poor, mostly immigrants who were forced to live in small cramped spaces that lacked adequate sanitation or ventilation
Wrote an expose on the unethical biz of Standard Oil
Wanted govt to regulate biz
Did not support women’s suffrage
Father put out of biz be Rockefeller’s Standard Oil
Governor, senator, & congressman, Presidential candidate pushed aside by T.R.
Fought & exposed political corruption
And the “little guy”
Came from a poor family
Worked his way through college
Refused to be corrupted
Fought for women’s suffrage through an amendment to the constitution
Formed protest in front of the white house
4 week hunger strike in jail
Quaker, educated, from the West
Founded her own organization
Many thought women would become too masculine if got right to vote, Women’s role in WWI wins the vote
Booker T. Washington
W.E.B. Du Bois
Book, The Souls of Black Folk, spoke of how rights gained after Civil War were stripped away
Wants fight to get rights and use rights like voting to gain full equality
Argues for college education and Talented 10 to stand up
Niagara Movement1905-Helps find NAACP to fight through the courts
The Supreme Court ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson endorsed “separate but equal” facilities for African Americans. This ruling established the legal basis for discrimination in the South for over 50 years.
The Taft campaign created "Billy Possum" as a character to represent "William Howard Taft". Somehow the "possum" was never as popular as the "teddy bear". Here the tag on the animal on the left says "Teddy Bear" and the tag on the right animal says "Billy Possum". The animals shake paws as the "possum" representing Taft walks toward the Capital Dome representing the incoming administration.
“I once got up on the street trolly and gave my seat to two ladies!”