Progressive Era (Local Reform (Galveston Texas (Hurricane), Town…
Town Commisioner, City Commisioner, County Commisioner
County manager/town manager
We are in charge
4 Goals Of progressivism
Economic Reform- some of the workers embraced socialism.
big business often recieved special treatment from the government.
expose the corruption
Muckrakers- exposing corruption in governtment
Upton Sinclair- wrote the jungle. Showing corruption in the food industry.
Social Welfare- •Formed to help make the horrible conditions of the industrialization better. They opened libraries and built swimming pools and fed for and cared for the poor and children.
helping those in need
YMCA/YWCA -- Young Men Christian Association - Young Women Christian Association
Promoting Efficiency- Use scientific principles to make society and the workplace more efficient
Henry Ford and the assembly line
Moral improvement- Some reformers wanted immigrants and poor city dwellers to move up by improving their personal behavior. they prohibited alcohol.
Alcohol was evil
WCTU --- womens christian temperance union
18th ammendment passed banning alcohol
Federal Government Reform
white house reformers
Reform; To Move Forward