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Origins of progressivism by Mind Map: Origins of progressivism
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Origins of progressivism

Four Goals of Progressivism

creating economic reform

Big business often recieved favorable treatment from goverment officials and polticians and could use its economic power to limit competition.

fostering efficiency

progressive leaders put their faith in experts and scientific principles to make society and the workplace more efficent.

promoting moral improvement

these reformers wanted immigrants to uplift themselves by improving their personal behavior.

Protecting social welfare

the social gospel and settlement house movements of the late 1800's which aimed to help the poor through community centers, churches and social services continued during the progressive era and inspired even more reform activities.

Cleaning up local Government

reforming mayors

in some cities mayors introduced progressive reforms without changing how goverment was orginized.

reforming local goverment

people elected a city council to make laws, and then in turn they elected a manager to run the city's departments.

Reform at state level

reform governors

Reform goveners attacked big businesses to drive them out of politics.

protecting working children

formed a child labor committee in 1904 and sent investigators to gather evidence of children working in harsh conditions.

efforts to limit working hours

states enacted and strengthened laws to reduce women's hours of work.

reforming elections

made laws to enabled voters, instead of political machines, to choose candidates for public office through a special popular election.

direct election of senators

progressives pushed for the popular election of senators.