The Origins of Progressivism
Chapter 17, Section One
Why reform?
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Strikes supporting
workers were gaining
support from general
Americans
The textile strike in
Lawrence, Massachusetts
gained nationwide
attention
Four Goals of Progressivism
Protecting Social
Welfare
1.
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YMCA
Salvation Army
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Promoting Moral
Reform
2.

Prohibition
Creating Economic
Reform
3.
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Socialism was
embraced
Government control
was wanted
Fostering Efficiency
4.

Ford’s assembly line
Cleaning Up Government
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Locally: natural disasters encouraged
cities to have commissioners or city
managers run the government; some
cities elected progressive leaders to
make desired changes
At the State Level: various laws were put
in place to protect workers; progressive
governors fought big business; work days
were often limited to ten hours
Election Reform
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Voters won the right to have secret ballots,
to initiate laws, and to select their
candidates (direct primaries)
The 17th Amendment provided for the direct
election of U.S. Senators
Quick Quiz
1.
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4.
5.
Name a social reform organization started by
Progressives.
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Salvation Army or YMCA
True/False: Progressives wanted more government
control.
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True
What urged cities to reform their local government?

Natural disasters
Name one right voters earned during the Progressive
Era.

Direct primaries, secret ballots, or to initiate laws
What did the 17th Amendment provide for?

The direct election of U.S. Senators
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The Origins of Progressivism