Progressive Era

The Progressive movement started as a social movement to correct the problems that rapid industrialization created for America. Progressives believed that problems that Americans faced in the Gilded Age could be solved by a good education, safe environment, and a safe workplace. It would eventually turn into a political movement.

The Movement
  • Goals
    • Correct the evils of business
    • Eliminate corruption in government
  • Roots
    • Muckrakers
    • Social Gospel
    • Socialism
  • Accomplishments
    • Social reforms
    • Municipal reforms
    • State reforms
    • Civil service reforms 
  • Theodore Roosevelt 
    • Trust buster
    • Square Deal (Meat Inspection Act, Pure Food and Drug Act)
  • William Howard Taft
  • Woodrow Wilson
    • New Freedom Program 
American Art and Literature
  • Emphasis on realism
  • Artists: Winslow Homer, James Whistler, Thomas Eakins
  • Literature: Horatio Alger, Mar Twain, Jack London, Henry James, Katie Chopin

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