The Reform Movements During The Reconstruction Era

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Within the Reconstruction era, Gilded Age, and up to the Roaring Twenties, strong reformation movements have sprung up across the United States. The vast majority of the reformers grew weary of the terrible conditions in housing, jobs, government, and corporations. These reformers changed throughout the decades, most important of such reformers were the Progressives. Utilizing the power of journalism such as the Muckrakers, voting, progressive presidents, protests, and media, the strengthening their cause and creating true progress. Throughout the progressive movement, the reformers advocated for political, industrial, and social reforms, however, they were met with moderate success within their cause such as ignoring the minority cause. Major …show more content…
Document 2’s Address may be seen as a purpose or weapon to encourage the public to support his views by displaying the problems within society and a counter by using his “vision” which had been “(shown to)... our life” and to “see the bad with the good,” along with “Our duty… to cleanse, to reconsider, to restore, to correct the evil… to purify and humanize every process of… life.” Document 5 shows the positive changes Progressivism helped cause. The majority of Wilson’s concerns within document 2 have been resolved within document 5. The corrupted government was partially corrected in the “Civil Service Act in 1883,” where Arthur established the civil service exams for capable individuals. Roosevelt’s appointment of Pinchot and successor, Taft, helped set the precedent of the “national conservation conference.” Theodore Roosevelt’s Three Cs were held in high regard, in this case, consumerist and conservationism played a key role. Roosevelt’s conservationist views established federally protected land to prevent further “squandering the exceeding bounty

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