Neutrality In The Progressive Era
Entering into the Jazz age the United State found a new confidence and became known as the leaders of the free world. As a nation, America chose neutrality, but ended up being dragged into a war the Americans thought of as a horror.
Before the war started in 1914, ultimately over Franz Ferdinand’s assassination on June 28th, 1914, America was growing in what was known as the Progressive Era. This era lasted through the end of the war in the 1920s. It was an era of progression, as the first American urban reform movement, it concerned industrialization and brought about a spirit of optimism among the American people. There was the belief that if the environment can be changed, so could the person. Women during this era fought for the right to take part in politics, something they were not allowed to be a part of. Capitalism was challenged and racial issues were addressed. Muckrakers educated the public by exposing the corruptions in the food industry, and gained popular support for the reform. An honest and efficient government was the focus of the reformers and brought about a strong Democracy with a commission system, city-management