Progressive Movement

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Although the African American fight to end discrimination in the progressive era it did not lead to immediate changes in politics, several changes did take place that impacted African Americans. Organizations such as the Niagara Movement and the NAACP both resulted in building stronger African-American communities by providing healthcare, housing, and educational services. Also, the work of Washington, Du Bois, Wells, Terrell and many others ultimately led to the protests of the Civil Rights Movement about sixty years later.
One of the major movements concerning women of the Progressive Era was the women's suffrage movement. However, many organizations that were established to fight for the voting rights of women either marginalized or ignored
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Most of the new inventions were made to help people in need and to conduct a massive flow of production, in the growth of "Good" Capitalism. many of the famous inventors that grew during the progressive were: The Wright brothers , Henry ford, Albert Einstein , Alexander Graham Bell and many others. Ideas that came from this time consist with the idea of an easier and industrial growth which were a better help to the failing economy in the early 1900s . Inventions like the telephone, The Photostat machine and the automobile were a few of the objects that created a better life and work station to many of the business and city workers. Inventions like the airplane, the special theory of relativity, and the Kodak brownie revolutionized the people thoughts and what us as humans can achieve. It is true that the progressive era contained some of the most important invention and sciences of the modern …show more content…
He believed that, while strong corporations were good for America, they must be sufficiently monitored for corruption and greed. Furthermore, many progressives were elected into Congress. Thus, federal programs, such as The Children’s Bureau, were established. Moreover, the Sheppard-Towner Act (1920), also known as the Promotion of the Welfare of Hygiene of Maternity and Infancy Act, was the first major federal healthcare program.
The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. The labor movement led efforts to stop child labor, give health benefits and provide aid to workers who were injured or retired. In the political arena Progressives wanted good government at all levels, and among their more notable achievements were the aforementioned direct election of Senators and women's suffrage. But good government meant more than expanded democracy, or honesty in public officials. Progressives wanted aggressive, proactive government that foresaw problems and acted to prevent calamities before they occurred. Thus they demanded safety legislation, closer regulation of public health issues and better management of things like public

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