DO NOW. Using a T-chart, work together with a partner to brainstorm different issues or concerns people in rural areas might have and issues facing people in urban areas today (21 st century ).
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The populists were a rural party that rose out of the economic recessions of the late 1800s and the decline in farm profits. Low farm prices following the Civil War and high industrial prices paid by farmers led the Populist movement to demand reforms to assist farmers.
The Progressives were an urban party that rose out of the desire to see change and to make government more responsive to the people.
Investigative reporter who exposed controversies in order to inspire change.
Upton Sinclair – best known for his novel The Jungle that led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act
Ida Tarbull – The lasting results of Ida Tarbell's brand of investigative journalism, most notably with the History of the Standard Oil Company, led to the 1911 Supreme Court decision to break up the Standard Oil trust.
One of the great progressive accomplishments of the Roosevelt Presidency was the creation of the FDA that regulated food, medicine, and other industries in order to protect the American consumer republic.
Products had to be approved and had to disclose their ingredients.