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The period from the 1870’s to the 1890’s is often referred to as the gilded age rich vulgar, and corrupt this was the era of America’s natural adolescence. The U.S made its 1st forays into international affairs and empire building however, the excesses of this time gave rise to a popular movement for reform progressivism. The progressives were a varied group from many social economic and political backgrounds. Yet despite the differences they were able to unite around several common themes not the least of which were rights for women, growth pf progressivism, and social; welfare.

Women's struggle for suffrage took many years. Women were not allowed to vote in the United States until the required number of states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. But women had sought the right to vote for much of the 1800's. Pioneers such as Susan B. Anthony continued the push for women's voting rights through the end the century, and women such as Martha Carey Thomas continued the struggle into the 1900's. One of the first public appeals for woman suffrage came in 1848. Two reformers, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, called a women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., where Stanton lived. The men and women at the convention adopted a Declaration of Sentiments that called for women to have equal rights in education, property, voting, and other matters. The declaration, which used the Declaration of Independence as a model, said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.

Equally significant to progressive-era reform were the crusading journalists, known as muckrakers. These journalists revealed to middle class readers the evils of economic privilege, political corruption, and social injustice. Their articles appeared in McClure’s Magazine and other reform periodicals. Some muckrakers focused on corporate abuses. Ida Tarbell, for instance, exposed the activities of the Standard Oil Company. In The Shame of the Cities ,Lincoln Steffens dissected corruption in city government. In Following the Color Line ,Ray Stannard Baker criticized race relations. Other muckrakers assailed the Senate, railroad practices, insurance companies, and fraud in patent medicine. Novelists, too, revealed corporate injustices. Theodore Dreiser drew harsh portraits of a type of ruthless businessman in The Financier and The Titan. In The Jungle Socialist Upton Sinclair repelled readers with descriptions of Chicago’s meatpacking plants, and his work led to support for remedial legislation. Leading intellectuals also shaped the progressive mentality. In The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen attacked the “conspicuous consumption” of the wealthy. Educator John Dewey emphasized a child-centered philosophy of pedagogy, known as progressive education, which affected schoolrooms for three generations.

Social Welfare in the late 19th Century was altering during the years and these are significant procedures that took place during the years .The Salvation Army is founded in the United States after William Booth established it in London in 1878.Clara Barton organizes the American Asso¬ciation of the Red Cross, which is renamed the American National Red Cross in 1893 and the American Red Cross in 1978.Booker T Washington founds the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, a leading black educational institution that emphasizes industrial training as a means to self-respect and economic independence for African Americans. The Federal Civil Service Commission is established. Germany under Bismarck, inaugurates accident, sickness, and old age insurance for work¬ers, influencing future U.S. worker demands for social welfare measures. The first special class for "mentally defi¬cient" people in an American public school is established in Providence, Rhode Island volunteers of America are founded. The first state hospital for crippled chil¬dren is founded in Minnesota. The first social work training school is established as an annual summer course for agency workers by the New York Charity Organiza¬tion Society, which in 1904 becomes the New York School of Philanthropy (and later the Columbia University School of Social Work .The National Federation of Day Nurseries is organized. The first US juvenile court is established in June as part of the Circuit Court of Chicago.

All of these aspects effected the maturation of the United States. If anyone of the instances had not occurred the United States would be an altered and chaotic place. More than likely would resemble that of a third world country such as Iraq in which the government has its hands in everything. Which would probably have changed the world as we know it? Imagine women in the United States had to wear cloth over there face which could have been possible if suffrage had not taken place. Children my age working 20 hour jobs because there was no Child labor laws created. Finally think of working people dying of meat poising and families living in houses built for 1 person and bosses not caring about employees. This would have been reality if there was no Gilded Age or rise of Progressivism.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Put a period after "age" in your first sentence--begin another senticence with "rich" and a comma after "corrupt." Spell out "first;" Insert a semicolon after "building". Put a period after "themes" and begin a new sentence.

    2nd paragraph: I assume the commas before the next words are just typos in asking the question.

    Next-to-last paragraph: Period after Rhod Island. Begin new sentence with Volunteers (And, why did you change from past to present tense--shouldn't you be consistent?)

    Which would probably have changed the world as we know it--I'm not sure what your "which" refers to. And, women before sufferage did not have to "wear cloth over there [you mean their] faces"--so it doesn't make sense to say they would have had to if sufferage had nto taken place. The next sentence, beginning with Chilcren my age--it's a fragment, not a complete sentence. Finally should have a comma afater it. poising--you probably mean poisoning. Your last sentence--was should be were. "If there were"

    Please don't feel, so many corrections--just make them before you turn in the paper, and your teacher will be impressed.

  • 1 decade ago

    The beginning of your paper is very confusing and I don't know what the topic is. I think you should go to an tutor to get some help. You should let your topic be more defined.

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