Progressivism 9/24/15 HIST 1302 - 004
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92415 Progressivism Progressivism was a response to the excess of 19th century capitalism Progressives desired social justice honest government more effective regulation of business and a revived commitment to public service They believed that expanding the scope of government would ensure the progress of US society and the welfare of its citizens Progressive Era Reform pt 1 Catalyzed by muckraking journalists progressives sought to improve the private and public lives of Americans in a variety of ways For example the 18th amendment s prohibition of alcohol sought to improve the moral fabric of society while the quest for female voting rights culminated with the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote Progressive Era Reform pt 2 Other progressive measures were designed to conserve the environment tighten regulations on suspect business practices and preserve the health and safety of American citizens To provide a stable base of federal income a graduated income tax became law in the 16th amendment and political machines were weakened by the passage of the 17th amendment which allowed citizens to directly elect representatives to the US senate The Great War A result of imperial ambitions and entangling alliances World War I caught most people by surprise Ruled by a century of European peace many observes had come to regard armed conflict as a relic of the past rendered unthinkable by human progress Yet the Great War shattered this illusion and laid the foundation for both World War II and the Cold War League of Nations Wilson believed that fundamental flaws in international relations had created an unhealthy climate that led to World War Thus his quotFourteen Points outlined his progressive vision for a safer world including the creation of a League of Nations that would serve as a form against allowing future conflicts to escalate Yet the league met with stiff apposition at home by those who viewed it as a supranational entity that would limit American power