The Progressive Movement In The Twentieth Century
The party categorizes their opinions as that of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. The success of the movement was also guaranteed by having politicians such as Robert La Follette and Woodrow Wilson by their side.
During this era women thrived to be equal. Some of the progressive’s goals within women’s rights were birth control and woman suffrage. Woman’s …show more content…
With Fordism came an economic shift and an increase in factory workers. With this, comes uproar in Progressive America because men and women complained that they were poorly paid in these unsafe factories, and they feel that their freedom was taking away by the higher up employees. With this the progressives began to fight for “industrial freedom” and “industrial democracy”. To achieve “industrial freedom” the progressives believed “the freedom lies in empowering workers to participate in economic decisions making via strong unions”