I. Progressivism: Defining Characteristics embrace of expertise



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Progressive Reform

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I. Progressivism: Defining Characteristics
- embrace of expertise
- transformation in view of government
- incredible expansion in role of government
- incredible expansion in role of women in public life
II. A Multitude of Reforms
III. Was Progressivism “Progressive”?
“. . . whether a solution is ‘progressive’ or not depends on who is ‘reforming’ whom. . . . One group’s progressive reform might become another group’s repressive burden. One group’s attempts to introduce order into society might depend on controlling another group’s behavior.” (Glenda E. Gilmore, Who Were the Progressives? p. 3).

2 examples for consideration


- reforms of political process
- protective labor legislation


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