The Progressive Era

  • Jane Adams

    Jane Adams
    Jane Adams reformed the lives of women and children. She opend at frist the Hull house and then a few others to offer housing for women who could not afford to stay anywhere eles. Also women with children could leave their kids when they had to go off and work. Eventually she formed kindergartens.She reformed the lives of women, becasuse they could now be independent people and live on their own. Picture & Information:
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  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    Eugene Debs was an American Union leader, also he was one of the founders of the International Labor Union. He wanted fair treatment of worker. After being released from prison Debs joined the socialist party and was anti capitalism. Debs also being in the socialist part was pro reform. Between 1887 and 1920 the progressive era Eugene Debs was a regular contributor to a magazine thats supported reform. Picture & Information:
  • HG Wells

    HG Wells
    Wells, a noted science fiction author,is considered to be one of the fathers of the progressive era. He was a strong believer of Darwinism. He thought that only the intelligent should be the ones to survive. He also published a book called The Future in America to predict what democracy would look like in the future. Picture&Information:
  • New York Tenment House Bill passed

    New York Tenment House Bill passed
    As more people came overseas the more America's east City coast line got and with more people comes more waste and everything els with less room. Living conditionas for workers and families were awful and there was no laws that enforced any sort of regulations. Untill 1901 when they made laws that housing had to listen to for the safety of the people. This goes with reform becasue they are making preogress and learning that they need to have regulations. Picture:
  • A Muckraker: Thomas Nast.

    A Muckraker: Thomas Nast.
    A muckraker is a part of the press who out corruption in America so that it can be changed. Thomas Nast is most famous for his Boss Tweed Cartoons. Tweed was not playing by the rules, so Nast showed American's what he was doing and he got sent to jail where he died. This has to do with the progressive era becasue Boss Tweed was not following the reforms that were being inforced, and Nast gave justice. Information:
  • Buisness Reform

    Buisness Reform
    In President Roosevelts two terms in office he was adimit about reform in buisnesses. He put trustnusting into act and was concerned with protecting the consumer. With help from the autorny general the goverment sued corperations that monopolized areas of buisness. Also he, being concerned for the consumer, made law's such as: The meat Inspection Act and The Food and Drug Act which made purchased goods safer for the consumer. Picture:
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  • National Child Labor Committee

    National Child Labor Committee
    Women and progressive reformers had spent years pititioning and arguing for some rights for children and women. In 1904 Florence Kelly set up The National Child Labor Comittee. They worked for the rights of children and working women. By 1912 the got 39 states to pass child labor laws. Picture:
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  • The IWW

    The IWW
    The Industrial Workers of the World. The leader of the group was "Big Bill" Haywood and it was founded in Chicago in 1905. He allowed everyone to be a part of the league from blacks to women. The group was anti-capitalism. They believed that they had to work to earn their rights, and that they should be treated higher up then slaves. This relates to progressivism becasue it goes with change and how the IWW paved its ownroad to change. picture:
  • Public Service Reform

    Public Service Reform
    Work conditions back then were so terrible that the materials being made were in occasion not being made right or not being made safe or sanitary enough for a person to use or eat. People were geting sick and or hut from using products that were either not asembled right or eating products that were contaminated. But in 1906 Upton Sinclair sent a copy of his book The Jungle to the President and he pased the Meat legislation and pure food and drug act's. Picture
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    Sinclair was a famous muckraker who showed the American people the horrors of labor and lack of sanitation for goods in Chicago factories. He saw workers and materials with bad conditions and not treated right, so then he went and wrote a book about it called The Jungle. After sending his book directly to the president the meat inspection legislation and pure food and drug act's were passed. Picture:
  • Charles Evans Hughes

    Charles Evans Hughes
    Hughes played many different roles in politics between the years of 1907 and 1941. Hee became a leader of the progressive movement by calling for reform in state goverment. Later he was defeated in the running to become president, but became the secritary of state and had a partial role of shapping the worlds diplomacy. Picture&Information:
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    He was the populist parties nomanie for the 1896 presidential compaign. He won his platform against William Howard Taft because of his support for the prolaborors. He has to do with the progressive era becasue he worked for labor rights and unions. Picture:
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  • Robert La Follette

    Robert La Follette
    La Follette began as the district attorney of Dane County. After outing a republican leader he gained new republican supporters. With the new support La Follette new reform such as tax and corporation regulations. In 1900 he was elected the governor were he sought out reform for Wisconsin.In 1909 he and his wife created a magazine that supported womens sufferage, racial equality and other reforms. Pivture & Information:
  • Labor Reform

    Labor Reform
    President Taft supported labor reform. He wanted reform to help aid working people. Taft aproved congress's idea to have a Department of Labor to help enforce the labor laws. He also passed specific laws for miners because of the dangers of their job Picture:
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  • Society of Native Americans

    Society of Native Americans
    In 1911 a group of around 50 Native american me and women came together to adress certain problems that the native america's were faced with. Most of the members liked the idea of assimilation and others wanted more tribal values/ritchuals. This relates to reform beucause the Society of Native American's were looking for change that made both the indians and the Americans happy. Information:
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  • Hiram Johnson

    Hiram Johnson
    Johson was a lawyer from Sacramento who was frustrated with how big corperstions/companys could control some/a lot of aspects in polotics. He ran for govener of California to enforce the change he wanted to see. Voters believed in him and like his side, so Johnson becaome the govenor of California in 1910 and brought reform. Picture:
  • Massachusettes Minimum wage law

    Massachusettes Minimum wage law
    In 1912 textile workers from MA go on strike because of low wages. The employers believed that they could pay their worker whatever they wanted and since they were so desperate for work they would take it. With what they were making they were not able to afford the bare necesaties.To make things right the state of Massachusettes made a minimum wage law that a worker could survive on. This relates to reform becasue its change that is benifitial. Picture:
  • The Seventeenth Amendment

    The Seventeenth Amendment
    The seventeenth amendment alowed voters to directly vote for their own senetores. This is also part of the progressive era becasue it is change in goverment favorable to the people. The voters wanted to be able to elect their own senators, and now becasue of the change they could. Picture:
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  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    In 1912 president Theodore Roosevelt decided to rerun for president. Keen to public charm Roosevelt ran under the progressive party agreeing with the ideals for national reform. One problem Roosvelt worked with was the issues between eployers and employees. Picture:
  • The Sixteenth Amendment

    The Sixteenth Amendment
    The amendment granted income tax, which means how high or how low your taxs are is based off of how much money you make. This goes with the progressive era becasue people had long awaited for the refor of taxing. Progressives supported income tax so that taxs were fair and could pay for goverment programs. Picture:
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  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Wilson was president from 1913 to 1919. In the election of 1912 he ran under the platform known as "The Freedom" looking for a stronger centeral goverment, an anti-trust legislation, and labor rights. In 1914 he created the Federal Trade Commision, whichs had the prupose to prevent unfair methods of competition in buisness. Wilson also lowered the teriff and introduced income taxing. picture:
  • The NAACP

    The NAACP
    The National Assosiation for the Advancement of colored people. This was a league founded by Du Bois to help stop racial inequality,and looked for equal rights for people who were african American. In 1915 the league won in the Guinn v. US case. Black men were able to vote but white men were restricting their rights illegally. This has to do with the progressive party becasue it is progressing into a future were there is no segragation and this is just the start.
  • Immigration and Assimilation

    Immigration and Assimilation
    The progressive era effected different imigrants in different ways. Some reforms saw what the imigrants were so upset about, sympothized with them and did something to change it and make it better for them. Other reformers took the need for reform out on immigrants and critizied them, They acused them of things they did not neccessarly do. The progressive era was both benificial and difficult for the immmigrants.
  • The Eighteenth Amendment

    The Eighteenth Amendment
    This amendment was passed and it baned the selling, manufacturing and importation of alcohol. It was passed in 1917 to be ratified in 1919 but then later repealed in 1933. This amendment was all about reform. Some people believed that all alcohol casued was problems and by making it illegal everything would be better. This is part of the progressive era becasue it is reform. Picture:
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  • The Nineteenth Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment
    Finally when this amendment was passed women recived the right to vote. It took women in America over a centuary to recive this right. This goes with the progressive era becasue agin it was reform, and reform is what this era was about. Picture:
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