How Progressivism Changed America for the Better

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How Progressivism Changed America for the Better
A century after the Progressive Movement of the early 20th century, there is still debate about whether Progressivism changed America for the better or for the worse. But in examining primary source materials and documents, it becomes clear that the Progressive Movement resulted in improvements in living conditions, advancements in racial equality and significant strides towards equality for women. It can be said, therefore, that Progressivism changed America for the better.
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The primary source materials used in the following discussion include:
1) The article: Class Versus Gender: Catt Taps Middle-Class and Nativist Fears. Carrie Chapman Catt’s address to...
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.....islature of 1901. Office of Pub., Eagle Bldg., 1901.
The Dance Craze of the Early 1900s. authentichistory.com, 2011.
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Roosevelt, Teddy. THE EXPANSION OF THE WHITE RACES [Address at
the celebration of the African Diamond Jubilee of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D. C., January 18, 1909. English.illinois.edu, n.d. Article Online. Available from <http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/espada/roosevelt.htm
“Their Own Hotheadedness”: Senator Benjamin R.“Pitchfork Ben”
Tillman Justifies Violence Against Southern Blacks. History Matters, n.d. Article Online. Available from <http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/55