United States Constitution and Progressive Movement

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What, in your opinion, were the key principles of the Progressive Movement? In your opinion, what were Progressivism’s most significant successes and failings? Can the First World War be regarded as a particularly Progressive conflict, or did it derail the Progressive Movement—or are both of these statements true? What, in your opinion, were the key principles of the Progressive Movement? Characteristics of the Progressive Era include refining of the government, rebuilding, a concentration on family and education, segregation and women's suffrage. The key principles of the Progressive Movement concentrated on the need for production in all areas of society. The refining of the government to get rid of corruption was…show more content…
World War 1 cannot be regarded as a particularly Progressive conflict. The Progressive Movement was a complex, and sometimes conflicting era. Some of the occurrences that took place promoted the growth of democracy. While at other times the Progressive movement encouraged that the roles of government should be assigned to professionals. The movement adopted some of the worst national problems of its time, but it ignored the widespread problem of racism which worsens racial injustices. Even though Afro-Americans fought in the war and were as stated in our text book, “one of the best examples was the African American pilots, the famed Tuskegee airmen, who had participated in the segregation protest. In total, the 332nd Fighter Group flew 15,000 sorties and shot down more than 200 German aircraft (Moye, 2010). However, while these men were willing to die for the country, they were not eligible for many of the honors for their service.” (Bowles, 2011) Reference Bowles, M. (2011). American history 1865–present: End of isolation. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (2002). The progressive era [Television series episode]. In America in the 20th Century. New York, NY: Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Retrieved from

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