Essays Tagged: "Progressives"

The Progressive Era

ocial welfare, promoting moral improvement, creating economic reform, and fostering efficiency. The Progressives believed in four major principles which are demonstrated in the actions they took to su ... major principles which are demonstrated in the actions they took to support them.One objective the Progressives enforced was protecting social welfare, which they established in many ways. These grou ...

(3 pages) 258 1 3.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Historiography This paper discusses the six schools of historical thought.

vided into two groups: Domestic and Foreign Policy. The first three are in the domestic school: The Progressives, The Consensus Historians, and The New Left. The foreign policy group consists of The N ... ists, The Realists, and The Radicals.DomesticThe first school of domestic historical thought is The Progressives. This school spawned around 1902 and began to fade around 1945. They are named after th ...

(4 pages) 120 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Progressive Movement .

and 1919, a new era of reforms began. These reforms were put forth by people who called themselves Progressives. The progressives wanted to confront the problems brought on by America's industrializa ... rogressives wanted to confront the problems brought on by America's industrialization. For example, Progressives wanted to improve poor working conditions, reform the corrupt systems of political mach ...

(2 pages) 129 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Progressive Era in the U.S. in the 1900's

ations had and of unemployment. The environment was in danger because of impure food and water. The progressives fixed these problems in a number of ways.One of the social problems the progressives fi ... food. If the meat would fall on the floor, they would still package it and ship it.The way that the progressives fixed the social problem was by passing a prohibition law. It stated that no one is all ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How have the various generations of professional historians depicted the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries' New England Puritans?

ent points of view about the way of life of the Puritans. Of these three groups: the Filiopietists, Progressives, and Harvard historians, one was very pro-Puritan, another, very anti-Puritan, and the ... was written entirely to praise the many positive qualities of the Puritan society.[Progressive]The Progressives came to a very different view in regards to the Puritans. The Progressives despised the ...

(4 pages) 34 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Proposition 13

self and has its clearly expressed by Bill of Rights added to the U. S. Constitution. Thanks to the Progressives at the beginning of 20th century the initiative has become the voters' protection from ... er, they radically reshaped the state's public landscape. The initiative, created by the California Progressives in the first decade of the 20th Century as a check on a state government under the thum ...

(16 pages) 175 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Progressive Era and Gilded Age

cal reform, business and labor reform and urban and social reform. Muckrakers were the first of the Progressives, average citizens pushing for change to better the American people, and were a group of ... w Wilson who fought for business and labor reform. Urban and social reform was a major focus of the Progressives, including women's suffrage, and the conservation of natural beauties such as Yosemite. ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ralph nader and why he is a better candidate than bush or Kerry

thout any corporate money used toward his campaign. According to, there are many more progressives who pay plenty of attention to politics, and know what Nader stands for, and even agree ...

(5 pages) 32 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Progressive movement

The Progress of the ProgressivesThe beginning of the twentieth century would not be a continuation of the 19th century; ... ge were part of the Progressive Movement. The Conductor would Theodore Roosevelt followed by Wilson.Progressives were a diverse group that included Republicans and Democrats; people from all religions ... ompanies who produced items that were not healthy or safe and argue for women's voting rights. Most progressives were from a new better-educated middle class. They included journalist, businessmen, te ...

(2 pages) 63 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Essay: To what extent was the New Deal "new"?

be the only hope to get out of the depression. It was the people's ray of light. The Populists and Progressives represented the farmers and those oppressed by the major industrialists, unlike Rooseve ... onomic, and social/municipal systems. It was around 1910, that these crusaders call themselves the "progressives." Thereafter, the historians have used the term progressivism to refer to many reform m ...

(11 pages) 82 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Margaret Sanger Renissance woman.

Margaret Sanger's writing , speeches and programs reflected Progressive era attitude and actions. Progressives wanted to improve public health and welfare of all its citizens. Margaret Sanger was an ...

(1 pages) 29 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Theodore Roosevelt's contribution to the Progressive Era.

Roosevelt took office in September of 1901 when President McKinley was assassinated. He, like many Progressives, possessed a fear that the consolidation of power and wealth in the hands of private in ...

(1 pages) 47 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Progressivism and Education: My Views

hildren learn from traditional basic subjects such as reading, writing, history, math, and science. Progressives believe that learning is stimulated by tuning into problem solving skills. I believe th ...

(2 pages) 86 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Compare and Contrast the Populists and Progressives

As the United States advanced into the twentieth century, the Populists and Progressives saw numerous economic, political, and social problems in need of reform. The Populist m ... Progressive movement called for solutions to many economic ills in need of reform. The goal of most progressives was government regulation of business. Just as the populists had proposed years earlier ... rted goods, also included an income tax. As a result of the passing of the sixteenth amendment, the progressives used the federal income tax amendment to justify a graduated income tax. The income tax ...

(4 pages) 71 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

To what extent did the Progressive reforms of 1901-1917 effectively address the problems created by the Industrial Revolution?

t is usually seen as a great achievement in the history of American development, some feel that the Progressives failed to comply with the standards of equality and justice they had set out to create. ... .Ignoring the many accomplishments of the Progressive movement, it still had its faults. Albeit the Progressives advocated social equality, there was intense multiplicity and basic contradictions with ...

(3 pages) 39 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

Fragmentation in American Families

mistaken belief that the real issues are economic and that "quality of life" issues are secondary, progressives have pretty much ceded to conservatives this political terrain. "Au progressives need d ... thinking goes, is sit back and wait for the collapse of President Reagan's economic program. Many' progressives also suspect that pro-family programs are a Trojan horse for the revival of patriarch. ...

(10 pages) 52 0 4.0 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The Progressive Movement

ncy to a world that had been changed by its speedy expansion and new technology. Many of the progressives were known as muckrakers. Muckrakers were a group of writers who showed corruption and ... Tarbell's exposure of Rockefeller's cruel ways united many people in the fight for reformation. The progressives worked to solve many issues of the American society during that time. Child labor was t ...

(5 pages) 78 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Jungle

Progressivism, "was a political response to industrialization and its social by-products . . . the progressives were reformers, not radicals. They wanted to remedy the social evils spawned by capital ...

(6 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


A Desire to Enlarge Democracy: Wary of the power of political machines and "special interests," Progressives sought to make government more egalitarian and open. Among key political reforms were: ... or a Regulatory, Active State: Part of what historian Steven Skowronek has termed "State Building," Progressives called for a more aggressive federal government to regulate business and more active lo ...

(1 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Progressive Movement

tly democrats and republicans started an ideology at some point around the turn of the 20th century.Progressives identified many problems in American society at the time and it would be pointless to s ... nt for obviously selfish reasons such as turning in a higher profit due to shady business practices.Progressives proposed to resolve these problems through the use of many tactics. Literature was a po ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History