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Origins of Progressivism by Mind Map: Origins of Progressivism
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Origins of Progressivism

4 Goals of progressivism

protecting social welfare

They Worked to soften harsh conditions of industrialization

promoting moral improvement

Felt that Morality, not the workplace, held key improvements to the lives of the poor

creating economic reform

As many wanted to change individual behavior, severe economic panic erupted and many start to question the capitalist economic system

fostering efficiency

Progressive leaders started to put their faith in experts in scientific principles to make the society and workplace more efficient

Reform at the state level

Reform governors

during this time the progressive republican leadership of Robert Follette, Wisconsin led the way in regulating big business.

Protecting working children

The number of child workers rose dramatically as reformers worked to protect workers and to end child labor

Efforts to limit working hours

The supreme court worked to have a more sympathetic view of the plight of workers

Reforming Elections

in some cases ordinary citizens won state reforms.

Direct Election senators

it was a success of the direct primary thatpaved the way for the 17th amendment to the constitution

Cleaning Up Local Government

Reforming local government

natural disasters sometimes played an important role in prompting reform of city governments

Reform mayors

in some cities mayors introduced progressive reforms without changing how government was organized