Beginning with the progressive movement and all the way to the massive earthquake of San Francisco.
With President Roosevelt at the head of the country, he leads the United States through a time of reform to later pass the reigns to President Taft to finish out the end of the first decade of the twentieth century.
The political, social, and economic reforms of the Progressive Movement addressed many of the problems of the Gilded Age through government regulation of business and a more democratic political system; however, the movement failed to address the problems of racial inequality....
[tags: Reform, Society, Living Conditions] - From 1890 to 1920 was labeled the Progressive Era and responded to the social problems that arose from the Industrial Revolution that was sweeping across America.
- In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.” (Jefferson, 1801) This idea echoed far beyond it’s time and into the minds and hearts of the Populist’s, and became the center and the driving force of the Progressive era....
Theodore Roosevelt and Randolph Bourne both had very differing opinions about how citizens should be seen by themselves and their governments.
The main difference between Roosevelt’s and Bourne’s theories on citizenship is the amount of domination and empowerment that was posed to the people.
They have and still do struggle because there are many ways to consider this question and qualify the Progressive Era: such as its definition, time frame, significant turning points and important people, goals, successes, and failures.
Given these ways of explaining the Progressive Era expressing its ideas appears to be a daunting task....