A Brief Note On The Progressive Era During The Nineteenth Century

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Fordism- Fordism was a term coined in the early twentieth-century describing the economic system created by Ford Motor Company based on high wages and mass consumption. During a time when businesses were solely focused on profit, Ford was criticized for providing his workers with high wages. However, this system was efficient due to the reasoning that his workers must be able to afford the goods turned out by American factories.
Seventeenth Amendment- The Progressive Era was a time of many changes in the political process. Democracy improved due to the Seventeenth Amendment, by creating a adoption of the popular election of judges and primary election among political parties on a large scale. The Seventeenth Amendment was a progressive reform in 1913 that required U.S senators be elected directly by voters, compared to previously being chosen by state legislatures.
Federal Trade Commission- During a time of democratic control in congress, President Woodrow Wilson moved aggressively to implement his vision of Progressivism. One way he tried to expand national power was by having congress establish the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and prohibit “unfair” business activities such as price fixing and monopolistic practices.
Fourteen Points- Just shortly after Woodrow Wilson promised peace to the U.S, Vladimir Lenin withdrew Russia from WWI and published the secret treaties, where the Allies planned to divide up conquered territory after the war. In an effort to…

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