Name: Progressive Era Guided Notes What was the Progressive Era 1. The Progressive Era was a time when American society was of continued and 2. Progress would only occur through human to and . problems. What Started Progressivism? 1. One main reason the Progressive Era launched was because of the previous era called the “ ” which was where the Second Industrial Revolution took off, businesses grew and America was becoming a in the world. 2. Think of the “Gilded Age” as and “America” as a human . The human body ate the food and kept the it needed but got rid of the . 3. The waste was things like poverty, child labor, poor working conditions, and monopolies. All of which we learned about! 4. People saw the 5. People called “ and realized they needed to it up. ” helped America realize there was a lot of waste to clean up! Muckrakers?! 1. Muckrakers were specialized in in the early 1900s who corruption, waste and scandals. 2. Muck is another word for or 3. These journalists had magazines such as TIME. . posted in Muckraker’s Influence 1. People read about people and were happening. The readers felt major 2. Thus was make in businesses or about what was was needed. the Progressive Movement which aimed to a better place! Political Reforms 1. The early 1900s was filled with inefficiency, corruption and injustices in . 2. Many Progressives wanted and pushed for 3. There would be 4 . passed during this era. 4. Let’s refresh our memories What are Amendments? 1. Amendments are to the . An addition to the constitution if you will. 2. The Progressive Era had 4 amendments included things like women’s rights to vote. that Women’s Rights 1. Women, until the Amendment, could not in the United States. 2. Was this right or wrong? 3. We will learn more about this in a later lesson. Modernization 1. The Progressive Era had its emphasis on was believed to be a which to the societies. 2. The other emphasis was placed on and to make life better. Prohibition 1. Many Progressives pushed for prohibition. 2. Prohibition was the selling or distributing on manufacturing, . 3. Many Progressives felt that alcohol led to the of a . 4. The Amendment, Prohibition, was passed in . 5. This led to many people running illegal bars called “ ”. 6. Prohibition led to some more and was with the Amendment in thus allowing the manufacturing, sale and distribution of alcohol again. Business Reform 1. Many Progressives were in favor of stopping and labor/worker rights and protections. 2. We learned about monopolies in the past lesson, do you think that it was the right or wrong thing to do? 3. We also learned about child labor and the new set of labor laws put into effect. Conclusion of the Progressive Era 1. This was a time in US history where a lot of reforms and “ ” up was done. 2. The movement died down after World War I. 3. Overall – the Progressive Era did help with things like the labor laws and emphasis on education and did not help with banning alcohol as it caused more crime to emerge. It is debatable whether the Progressive Era was a good or bad thing.
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