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The Progressive Movement

The Progressive Movement

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  1. The Progressive Movement 1890 - 1920

  2. Progressives • People who worked to reform the ills of society • Wished to alleviate the effects of industrialization, immigration, and urbanization 1

  3. Muckrakers • Journalists and writers whose work influenced public opinion • Dug up “muck” about the wrongdoings of big business and politicians • Revealed the terrible conditions in slums and sweatshops 2

  4. Upton Sinclair • Wrote The Jungle, a novel which exposed the unsanitary and dangerous conditions of the slaughterhouses and meat-packing industry 3

  5. Municipal Reforms • Home rule instead of state control • Stopping the power of political machines and their “bosses” • City council-manager system • Cities take over utilities, such as water service • Provide welfare services 4

  6. State Reforms • Direct primary • Initiative • Referendum • Recall 5

  7. Direct Primary • Citizens vote to nominate the candidates to run for public office • Took that power away from party leaders 6

  8. Initiative • Initiate – to start • Allows the voters to put a law they want on the ballot • If enough people sign a petition, the proposed law will be voted on during the next election • Gives people a direct say in what laws are passed 7

  9. Referendum • Allows citizens to approve or reject a proposed state law 8

  10. Recall • Allows citizens to vote to remove a corrupt public official before he finishes his term of office 9

  11. Federal Reforms • Teddy Roosevelt’s “Square Deal” • Anti-trust Activism • Public Health Measures • Environmental Protection 10

  12. Theodore Roosevelt 26th President 1901 - 1909 Republican New York 11 continued

  13. Theodore Roosevelt • Organized the Rough Riders in Spanish American War • Built a powerful U.S. Navy • “Big Stick” diplomacy • Panama Canal • Created national parks • Pure Food and Drug Act 11

  14. T.R. As a Dakota rancher with his Winchester rifle and Bowie knife

  15. Colonel Roosevelt Spanish American War Rough Rider

  16. t.r. the Conservationist

  17. Conservationists • Conserve – to save • People who work to protect natural resources 12

  18. Roosevelt's Legacy Our National Park and Monuments

  19. Yosemite National Park California

  20. El Capitan, Yosemite

  21. The Grand Canyon Arizona

  22. Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument New Mexico