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9.1 Origins and Goals of the Progressives. Goals of Progressivism. In many ways, they pick up where the _____________________________ left off Remember the unfulfilled Populist goals? We’d consider both groups liberals. Goals of Progressivism.

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goals of progressivism
Goals of Progressivism
  • In many ways, they pick up where the _____________________________ left off
    • Remember the unfulfilled Populist goals?
    • We’d consider both groups liberals
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Goals of Progressivism
  • 1. Protecting Social Welfare: improving the lives of the less fortunate
    • Reformers like Florence Kelley & labor unions tried to improve working conditions
    • Groups like the YMCA, Salvation Army, and American Legion (1919) tried to meet people’s basic needs
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Goals of Progressivism
  • 2. Promoting moral development: the big push is against alcohol
    • Groups like the WCTU highlighted “Christian” reasons for avoiding drinking.
    • BTW, ‘temperance’ essentially means ‘the practice of controlling one’s actions’
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Goals of Progressivism
  • 3. Economic Reform: a strong push to limit one’s ability to become mega-rich.
    • Socialism/Communism exist on the extreme end of the “liberal” side of politics
    • Panic of 1893 makes people see some of the faults in “pure” capitalism.
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Goals of Progressivism
  • Panic of 1893 makes people see some of the faults in “pure” capitalism.
  • If the rich got too rich, not only did they ruin the average/poor person, they ruined the system too.
  • BTW, history repeats itself (1893, 1929, 2008…)
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Goals of Progressivism
  • 4. Fostering Efficiency: make the most amount of stuff with the least amount of resources
    • Workers working as quickly as possible.
    • Makes prices of goods cheaper, which means we can own more things
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Goals of Progressivism
  • Louis Brandeis’s argument for shorter hours could be connected to Frederick Law Olmsted how?
    • People need rest; better to have 8 well-rested hours of work than 12 tired ones
local and state govt
Local and State Govt.
  • Takin’ down the “Bosses!”
  • Wanted cities run by experts (“technocrats”) rather than just anybody
    • Just like the ________________________ at the federal level…
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Local and State Govt.
  • Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette was the classic reform-governor, attacking the railroads
  • The state-level was where Progressives were successful in getting child-labor laws passed.
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Local and State Govt.
  • Muller v. Oregon:Supreme Court decision that female (and later male) workers needed the govt.’s protection from harsh working conditions