This shifted America’s demographics dramatically. The United States transformed from an agrarian to an urban nation. In response to the challenges of the 20th century, America needed a progressive movement that was directed at solving the problems created by the Rapid industrialization. It was a time of enormous changes in American life. The movement help fuel the United States become an international power and help secure its economic strength.
Christian LeBlanc Professor Maupai History 122 14 April 2014 Critical Analysis Written Assignment The Progressive and Socialist movements that formed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in America both shared motives for the improvement of humanity. In hindsight, the two parties were and are very much alike and intertwined in their fight for political and economic equality and of individuals in a society during the time. Except, the two movements do have separate agendas and approaches to tackling the particular issues in the community. During the mid 1800s the United States was experiencing a booming economy in direct result of the Industrialization era. After the turn of the century the country was emerging as a world power and the capitalist system seemed to be an important catalyst of this progress.
The rise of the middle class in the country also facilitated the progressive movement. This research focuses on progressivism in the United States with the aim of identifying changes experienced during the period. The harsh conditions experienced in the United States prompted the Americans to seek ways of improving the society. The populist movement is among the attempts made by a section of the American people to make desirable sociopolitical changes. City workers and farmers united under the Populist Party with the aim of mitigating the excesses of huge business firms (Piott, 2011).
Following the Civil War and Reconstruction, the federal government was looking for a way to get that drive in people again and that is when we entered the ‘Gilded Age’. Industrialization was a leading factor for the changes that came with this era. The growth o... ... middle of paper ... ...jority of these goals were achieved pushing America to having increased corporation control, social justice, and regulations on consumer products. This era completely differs with the post-civil war era, and created a better America. A large reason why this time of reform could occur is because during this time America had politically progressive thinkers.
As the 19th century came to a close a new epoch, known as the Progressive Era emerged in response to industrialization. This early 20th century reform movement pursued control of the government to the people. In order to reinstate economic opportunities and to correct inequity in American life. Progressives believed that government could be used as a powerful tool for social improvement (Gillon, Matson 2009). Although the Progressive ideal was presented by numerous Progressive authors of different genre, together they all presented the impact of the economic, political, social, and moral reforms of the American Society.
How did Europeans push toward such a serious transformation? The answer can be seen in the mid-18th century when dramatic changes started become more prevalent. European states saw significant changes politically and economically during the 18th and 19th centuries. By incorporating new methods of factories and protective tariffs, states prospered very well during this time period. European states also used the previous ideas from the Enlightenment period to reject traditional methods, for new revolutionary ideas that applied to all aspects of society.
The New Deal reforms and the Progressive Era led to significant changes in the role of government with respect to the economic regulation of the United States and the welfare of its citizens. The reforms introduced in these eras helped shape government action for decades following their implementation and had a considerable effect on everyday lives of Americans. Though the reasons leading to, and the overall execution of these reforms, were unique, their impact on the United States was tremendous, each having shortcomings and accomplishments. Apart from the economic aspect of these reforms, the various social dilemmas facing American society of these respective time periods must be taken into account if we are to thoroughly analyze their causes and consequences, and how they transformed the role of government. The Progressive era lasted from the start of the twentieth century till 1916.
Companies that acted as monopolies thus controlling the economic direction of the nation significantly also characterized this period. The state of affairs created the emergence of concern among Americans. This group of people believed in the need for change in the society to safeguard the interests of the majority. This awakening led to the emergence of reformists in various such as social work, journalism, education and even in politics. This period was called the progressive era.
In 1750 political liberalism, the enlightened age, Infrastructure, and the economic climate allowed Great Britain to seek new job opportunities and exploit new business ideas. In addition, literacy, public education and the middle class was rising immensely. Concepts like partnerships and selling shares were introduced during this time period. The process of the Industrial Revolution was rapid in Western Europe however, by the 1900 all of Europe was involved. Over all, the effects of the revolution changed the way materials are transported, how products are made, on a global basis.The Industrial Revolution was a critical turning point in European history because the changes made are integral in the modern age.
The creation of state governments and the search for a national government were the first steps that Americans took to experiment with their own system. Expansion, postwar depression as well as the new distribution of land were all evidence that pointed to the gradual maturing of the economic system. Although America was fast on its way to becoming a strong and powerful nation, the underlying issues brought about by the Revolution remained an important part in the social, political and economical developments that in some instances contradicted revolutionary principles in the period from 1775-1800. The American Revolution stirred political unity and motivated the need for change in the nation. Because many Americans fought for a more balanced government in the Revolutionary War, they initially created a weak national government that hampered the country's growth and expansion.