I am intended to write my research paper of Progressive Movement i.e. a movement marked by an all-encompassing and intensive change in all spheres of American life viz. political, economic and social and how Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson contributed toward it.
The period from 1890 to 1917 in the history of United States is known as Progressive era. This period is marked by an all-encompassing and intensive change in all spheres of American life viz. political, economic and social. The progressive leaders with faith in the traditional American ideals of democratic government, individual liberty, rule of law and protection of private rights and property, felt that Gilded Age was marked by corruption. They further felt that due to the policies and practices of the previous regimes, a privileged wealthy class has been created that had plundered the national wealth and resources.
What is Progressivism?
A: A Reaction to Gilded Age?
B: Manifestation of Mature American Ideology?
Ideological Roots of Progressive Movement
A: Progressivism at local level
B: Progressivism at State Level
C: Progressivism at Federal Level
Progressive Leader and their contributions
A: Theodore Roosevelt
B: Howard Taft
C: Woodrow Wilson
D: La Follette.
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