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Progressive Era

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Progressive Era AMST 100-01

Briana Notetaker
La Salle

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Intro to American Studies
Francis J Ryan
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Briana Notetaker on Tuesday April 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AMST 100-01 at La Salle University taught by Francis J Ryan in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Intro to American Studies in History at La Salle University.


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Date Created: 04/26/16
Progressive Era 1890-1920 Addresses some of the problems that occurred during the G era  Emphasis on faith in progress in the whole quality of life  Recreation Hazen Pingee | Republican | Detroit | Mayor |Top 5 best mayors in the United States Tommy Johnson | Democrat | Cleveland | Mayor  Johnson and Pingee Wanted to keep private corporations from ripping off the people  Both Tried to improve urban life as well as doing what they could to correct politic corruption  Wanted more people to take public transportation so they created the transfer system  Became involved in Ohio politics then involved with D.C. politics to represent Ohio  They started opening up public parks for recreation and beaches Robert La Follette | Wisconsin| Governor |  One of the first environmentalist in the United States  Preserving forest areas Good Roads Movement | 1880-1920|  Improve quality of roads for bicyclist  Lincoln highway was the first national memorial to president Lincoln in 1913 City Beautiful movement  Ben Frank Parkway  Tarsdale Blvd 1903 to Cottman Ave Mayor Samuel Ashbridge  | NE Blvd from Cottman Ave to Penny Pack Creek 1914| Roosevelt from Penny Pack Creek to Bucks County Blvd 1918.  1885 Gasoline driven engine was invented in Germany  1886 1 ever car made by Mr. Benz Germany Henry Ford | 1863 – 1947 |  Opened Ford company in 1803  Used the assembly line  Model T in oct. 1808 | 4 cylinders | steering wheel on left side Frank King | writer of the Gasoline Alley Comic strip | second longest in the United States


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