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Progressive Era Class Notes

Progressive Era Class Notes

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Sonny An
US History HonorsNovember 5th, 20121 |Page Progressive Era Class Notes
 
1890-1920:
The Progressive Era
.
o
 
Reformers address the problems created by, or exacerbated by industrialism and big business.
 
Problem for consumers?
o
 
Upton Sinclair
:
The Jungle
.
 
Targeted meat-packing industry.
o
 
Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
 
 
Media
: 4
th
 
“branch” of the government.
 
 
1911:
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
.
o
 
“Sweating the Workers.”
 
 
Deductions from paychecks for ridiculous reasons (i.e. needles & thread,stools, etc.).
 
Fines for being 5 minutes late, complaining, & using restroom.
o
 
Lack of safety features in New York, despite it being available.
 
The fight for better treatment of women was furthered fueled by tragedy.
 
1920: 19
th
Amendment passed:
Women’s suffrage
.
o
 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
&
Lucretia Mott
.
 
 July 19-20, 1848: Seneca Falls Convention.
 
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
: “Prosperity determined by soot in the air.”
 
 
Coal and Iron Police
 , an attempted union.
 
Female teachers not allowed to marry.
 
Booker T. Washington
: Wrote “Up From Slavery.”
 
o
 
Work hard and get help.
o
 
Familiarity
integration.
 
Progressives & African-American Rights.
o
 
Ida B. Wells
: Against lynching
and “Southern justice.”
 
 
1896:
Plessy vs. Ferguson
: Separate but equal is constitutional.
 
Marcus Garvey
: LET’S GO BACK TO AFRICA!
 
 
Booker T. Washington
: Familiarity breeds tolerance.
o
 
Learn a trade/vocation, leave a good impression.
o
 
Will take a while, so accept the racism in the meantime.

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