Ch. 18: The Progressive Era

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Crawford, Michael

Ch. 15: This chapter opens up discussing the era that took place after the Civil War. During the Civil War the southern States, also known as the Confederate States of America, attempted to break away from the northern states, better known as the Union, to form their own government. The Confederate states consisted of; Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina. President Lincoln was able to lead the Union to a victory over the Confederate States which ended the Civil War. In 1865, Congress announced that slavery was to be 100% abolished in the United States. While southern states used tactics such as “black codes” to try and limit the rights of free black men; the government created the
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16: A large economic growth took place in the United States after the end of the Civil War. This was caused by the expansion of manufacture goods, a larger increase of laborers, a large supply of natural resources, and an increase in currency allotted for investing. 11 million Americans relocated from rural areas to the city with hopes of finding better opportunities within the factories that needed laborers. The growth of the mining industry, railroad construction, and multiple factories being built, showed that America was thriving as a country. New technology also contributed to the large economic growth of America. The telephone, camera, and typewriter were just a few of the technological advances the United States had to offer during the …show more content…
18: The Progressive era was a time where reformist made it their mission to develop a society that could strive in the industrial age and prevail with the assistance of social legislation. Theodore Roosevelt is known as the first Progressive-era president because he was the first president to take the employees needs into consideration over the employers demands during a strike. He is also responsible for creating the “New Deal” policy, which attempted to establish fair boundaries between employers and employees. After serving two terms in the white house, President Roosevelt did not run for re-election in 1908. Taft had won the presidential election the year Roosevelt did not win. Roosevelt did not like the way Taft was managing things which led Roosevelt to run for office again during 1912. By this time the Republican Party had divided in two. This led Theodore Roosevelt to establish the “Bull Moose Party”, also known as the Progressive Party. The Progressive party and the Republican Party both lost, possibly due to the splitting of the Republican Party, to the Democratic representative Woodrow

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