The Pros And Cons Of Progressives

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In the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, America wasn’t at its best. The government was corrupt, urbanization and industrialization were happening too fast, the upper, middle, and lower-classes were disagreeing, and politicians and high up people looked down on everyone. In the articles from Maureen Flanagan, J. Joseph Huthmacher and George Mowry, different views on progressives are shown. Through hearing these different accounts, a reader can identify the different issues and social classes they represented. In the writings from Maureen Flanagan, it was very clear her thoughts through her words. The progressives she was talking about were the members of the City Club and the Women’s City Club. In 1903, the City Club was founded to keep up the…show more content…
The club women thought of it as a tragedy to see kids leaving school early to enter such low wage jobs. According to the author, she believes that the Women’s Clubs wanted to form society into having higher morality and higher standards for public safety and sanitation. They supported regular middle-class people and were very concerned with the welfare of children especially.Joseph Huthmacher related to the urban progressives. Members of lower-working-class Americans and immigrants. He believes that they paved the path of future liberalism in America. He claimed that representatives for the lower class were the most active in many issues. That they come from the “slums” and understood more of the problems of that current time. They were more practical in their thoughts and didn’t strive for unreasonable outcomes. He often compared middle-class progressives to the lower-class. He claimed that the middle class didn’t really know the difficult times, and wanted to let things run their course. They hoped for a grand outcome, but didn’t understand that some of their views were

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