According to Roosevelt, what are the characteristics of a progressive?
Explain and give examples of the characteristics of “anti-progressives.” Trace what types of activities “anti-progressives” engaged in? Analyze the goals of progressivism.
Explain what areas of society progressives addressed? Analyze the progressive achievements Roosevelt highlights in his speech?
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During the latter part of the 19th century and the early 20th century in the United States, a political and social reform movement known as the Progressive movement was responsible for bringing about significant reforms. During this time period, which is known as the Progressive Era, the movement’s objectives included strengthening the national government and resolving the economic, social, and political aspirations of the people. The progressives recognized aspects of American society that needed to be improved, most notably putting a stop to the excessive wealth concentration among the nation’s elite and the huge economic and political dominance of big business.
Every man is to that extent a Progressive if he stands for any form of social justice, whether it be securing proper protection for factory girls against occupational hazards, for securing a proper constraint of hours of labor for women and children in industry, for securing proper living conditions for those who dwell in the thickly congested regions of our great cities, for assisting, so far as lawmakers can help, all the conditions of work and life for pay rate in great cities, for securing proper protection for factory