Progressive Era

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3 1/2 pages on the Progressive Era in America.

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Progressive Era (1900-1920)Agents of ProgressivismUpton Sinclair- The Jungle (1906)- revealed horrible conditions in which foodwas preparedTheodore Roosevelt- Passes Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and Pure Food and DrugAct of 1906Progressive Crusades- Child Labor- children are good for labor because theyre cheap, andobedient- this became a problem because they werent in school,they were easily distracted and could get hurt, and theyare stripped of their childhood by interacting with adults- exposed to unsanitary conditions led to spread of disease- Public Health- sterilize criminals- hookworms- 1911- 7.5 million people afflicted in 8 southern states- Germ of southern laziness- Problems of alcoholism- spousal abuse, neglect of children, poorworker productivity, absenteeism, violence,theft, etc.- Womens Christian Temperance Union- trying to outlaw alcohol- Frances Willard18th Amendment- Prohibition- no one listened- sold illegal liquor- speakeasys- mobsters made a lot of money- Democratic Reforms- Womens Suffrage Movement- 19th Amendment- Grants women the right to voteAllure of Expertise and Bureaucracy- National Collegiate Ath

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