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Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
Bruce Brunton
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Date Created: 04/27/16
History 225 LECTURE Notes The Response of the Progressives Progressive Era – late 1890s-1920s  Series of social reformists o Women become very important in this period o Mary Mcdonald testified before a municipal commission in Chicago about work conditions in the cities  Draws attention to working conditions  Conserve the homeplace  Social housekeeper  Maternal rather than feminist (mothers to the nation)  Demanded a series of reforms in response to industrialization and immigration  Health of the home is the health of the nation Back-of-the Yards  Industrial development and environmental destruction  Connection between the home and the working environment What is Progressivism?  Progressive Era presidents: o Theodore Roosevelt o Woodrow Wilson  Difficulties in defining  Leading Questions in the Progressive Era o Industrial Relations  Cleveland: Minimalist government was incapable of addressing the social ills generated by industrial capitalism o Women in public affairs o Social Welfare o Immigration o United States’ place in the world  Basic Attitudes of the Progressive Response o Optimism  Believes problems of industrial capitalism could be solved o Social Cohesion of Social Darwinism  Rejected society is divided in Darwinist struggle of the survival of the fittest  Patriotic duty to solve these problems o Envisioned and Activist role for the state  Government has a place and responsibility for action when confronted with problems  Reform versus Reaction and Radicalism o Reformists not radicalism o Preserve capitalism and industrialism o Futuristic; accept realities of industrial America Politics of Social Housekeeping -Women are very active; how can women stay out of politics?  Requires mothers to become involved; domestic roles  Battle against the social causes of disorder in the home and family -Women entered the public politics through the window of being mother and wives  Argued the connection between poor working conditions and poverty at home  Insisted that all the disorder in the home is all part of social failures of society to provide the opportunity to live lives of dignity  Argued the nation must be conventionalized as a household o Spoiled meat analogy Infant Welfare State of the Progressive Era What is the proper roll in responsibility in government in an increasingly complicated economic environment? -Disorderly families had social causes  Morally inferior to good upstanding members of society o Begging because society has placed them into this situation o Social solutions necessary o Women: if you reform society you wont have delinquents, beggars, prostitutes etc.  Mothers pensions were argued for  Working mens compensation  New Federal Bureaucracies o Childhood poverty, advocated solutions  Social housekeepers advocated a family wage o Enabled them to provide for their families  Underscores men as main wage earners for the household  Women aren’t feminists; entering public realm of ideas as wives as mothers o Women left private sphere of home and church o Social housekeepers advocated for right to vote o Women needed access to influence public and social policy  Voting vital instrument for achieving policies women were after  Dilemma of Social Housekeepers o Entry into politics confirms central/social role as wives and mothers  Don’t reject the idea; consider themselves wives and mothers first o Advance idea women are the weaker sex  Women were being harmed by the economy  Wives were being abandoned by husbands  Unable to fulfill roles as mothers due to poverty  Women were “in need of protection from the state”  Rather than arguing women are equals of men -West as Dress Rehearsal for Overseas Colonial Expansion  Economic motives of trans-Mississippi expansion  American military role in subjugating the Plains Indians American Imperialism -Guiding Principles of American Foreign Policy  Idealism- idea that American foreign policy developers like to think of the us as different than any other country in the world o America is guided by ideals rather than realist material interests o Unlike European powers the US intervenes internationally to defend the ideals of democracy and freedom  Realism -Ideological Tensions Raised by American Foreign Policy of the 1890s  Series of questions over ideological debate over tensions about idealism and realism o Are colonies going to become territories governed by the constitution to become states? o Could a colonial power preserve commitment to democracy at home if it pursues colonialism abroad  Does getting involved in foreign affairs undermine democratic ideals? Spanish American War -Devotion, courage, Sacrifice -Imperialists vs anti imperialists -Imperialists didn’t consider granting constitutional rights to Philippianos  Argued the constitution does not follow the flag  Cannot become American citizens -Anti Imperialists  Objected to annexation o Immense indirect costs American Atrocities in the Philippine War -Little heroism, courage, idealism in American foreign policy -Philippine war exposes US foreign policy


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