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The Progressives Reform. Primary Source Analysis. Read excerpts of The Jungle with partners, make inferences, connections, and a prediction. Reform. Progressives: reformers who were committed to improving the living and working conditions in American life. HOW? Promote social welfare

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The Progressives Reform


Primary Source Analysis

  • Read excerpts of The Jungle with partners, make inferences, connections, and a prediction.


Reform

  • Progressives: reformers who were committed to improving the living and working conditions in American life.

  • HOW?

    • Promote social welfare

    • Protect the environment

    • Make government more efficient…less corruption/waste and more democratic…all people should be involved in decision making for the United States.


Who were they?

  • White, middle class, and college educated

  • Many were women

  • Belief in the nation’s founding ideals

    • Democracy, Opportunity, Liberty, Equality, etc…


What was the progressive philosophy?What did they believe?

  • Defended rights of average citizens against the power of big business.

    • Political: participation and protection of the government

    • Economic: safe working conditions, fair wages

    • Social: some assistance to economically disadvantaged and better living conditions in tenement houses and slums


Visual Decode

  • Pg. 708 Jane Addams and Fellow Pacifists, 1915

    Pacifism is…

    Other people in history who have used pacifism are…

    Women might support pacifism because…

  • Pg.712 Out of Work and the Reason Why, 1899

    The Temperance Movement wanted to…....because they believe……...

    Alcohol may threaten the stability of a family because…


Visual Decode

  • Pg. 716 Sausage Making, ca. 1906

    The conditions in slaughterhouses were…….which tells me that………..

    The Meat Inspection Act affects me because……..

  • If you have time: Choose another photograph in Ch. 28

    This photograph reminds me of……..

    This photograph is connected to the title of the chapter because…….


Reject Social Darwinism

Social Darwinists

Progressives

  • Americans are harmed when monopolies controlled the economy and the government was laissez faire (hands off) with big business.

  • Believed that the fittest people and businesses would succeed and be the most successful and others would fall behind.


Solutions

  • Progressives want the governmentto solve society’s problems.

    • Balance needs and interests of business owners and workers.

    • Aid should go to needy people who were willing to help themselves.

  • Use political action to achieve reform.


  • Exit Slip

    • Who were the progressives and what did they believe and try to achieve?


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