Progressive Era Dbq

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In the late 1800s and early 1900s there was many social and economic problems in the United States. Especially corruption within the goverment, which led to the Progressive movement later on with the support of Theodore Roosevelt. During this era, Progressives believed that advancements in technoloy, science, and education, would be the solution to societys weaknesses. This was a time of the progressive era and the time of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency, in which it help mold to what society is today in America. Aslo the Progressive Era and Theodore Roosevels presidency led to the outcome of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Amendment. The progressive era changed the way the U.S. government dealt with economic and social problems before…show more content…
An excerpt describing the fallout of the Progressive Era was, “They worked hard to reform and modernize schools at a local level, and the era was notable for a dramatic expansion in the number of schools and students served, especially in the fast-growing metropolitan cities. After 1910, smaller cities began building high schools. By 1940, 50% of young adults had earned a high school diploma. The result was the rapid growth of the educated middle class, who typically were the grass roots supporters of progressive measures. Many states began passing compulsory schooling laws, and an emphasis on hygiene and health was made in education, with physical and health education becoming more important and widespread”. Another outcome of the Progressive Era and Theodore Roosevelts presidency was adopted banking laws, that led to the adoption of the Fedral system in 1913. An excerpt described, “The Progressives strongly supported scientific methods as applied to economics, government, industry, finance, medicine, schooling, theology, education, and even the family. They closely followed advances underway at the time in Western Europe and adopted numerous policies, such as the banking laws -- which became the Federal Reserve System in
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