The progressive era was the most important time for the use of politics. In many ways were the most valuable asset to the progressive era. Alast 3 of the most crucial parts of politics in the progressive era were used. Political amendment, political reforms/ laws, and political V.
I.P.. if politics use in the progressive era were not applied or even put in effect then some of the freedoms we have wouldn’t be possible.
The first political changes of the progressive era were the amendments. From the constitution of usa ” the senate of the U.S. shall be composed of two senators from each state.” this is from the 17th amendment. This is a base reason for having the 17th amendment. This is crucial to have representatives from each state to vote for the people’s choice. Also from the constitution of the USA, ” all persons born or naturalized in the united states and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.
” this is a line from the 14th amendment. The 14th amendment gives all american rules to people born in america. This has importance for many reasons and alway this law is cause a lot of rebellious behavior with law enforcers toward the citizens.
This are some of the amendments that shows the significant of power in politics in america.People involved in the politics during the progressive era were progressive and helped others. From the mouth of joe cannon, ” i would rather quit public life at seventy, and quit it forever, than to retain public life at a sacrifice to my own self-respect.” joe cannon was 1 of the most political boss that was conservative. Joe cannon want to give up his prideful self-respect for a life of public life. One of ida tarbell famous quotes, ” imagination is the only key to the future without in none exists with it all things are possible.” ida tarbell most famous quotes to the lower class.ida tarbell opened the eyes of the average man who was being controlled in a corrupt and unjust system and tried to give them hope while doing it.
These are the V.I.P. of the progressive era.Reform that impacted the politics of the progressive era. From the sherman antitrust act, ” contact, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states, or with foreign nations, is declared to be illegal. This law was most important to the states that trusts will outlaws. The pure food and drug act is quote as, ” for preventing manufacture,sale,transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purpose.
“this is a reform law for dangerous foods and unhealthy drugs. This is to protect people from unsanitary foods and illnesses with both food and medical drugs. These are some of the major political changes to cause by reforms in the progressive era.
So, in the progressive era had a lot to do with politics than any other thing. Progressive era was basically made of 3 parts; political reforms, V.I.P.’s, and amendments that drastically changed the public life of lower class citizens. With the reforms, it changed the lifestyles of the american citizens.
The amendments changed the laws follows by the government and law force. V.I.P’s brought the corrupt system and the unjust laws to the people’s reality and made them a while of the injustice happening toward them.