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Describe the impact of Progressive ideals on American foreign policy from 1900 to 1917. Be sure to include in your discussion reference to each of the three Progressive-Era presidents- Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.
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1.- Describe the impact of Progressive ideals on American foreign policy from 1900 to 1917. Be sure to include in your discussion reference to each of the three Progressive-Era presidents- Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.
The growth of industry and cities created problems. A small number of people held a large proportion of the nation's wealth while others fell into poverty. Workers faced long hours, dangerous conditions, poor pay, and an uncertain future. Big business became closely allied with government, and political machines, which offered services in return for votes, controlled some city governments, as the United States entered the 20th century, demand arose to combat these ills.
Progressive reformers sought to remedy the problems created by industrialization and urbanization. To progressives, economic privilege and corrupt politics threatened democracy. Never a cohesive movement, progressivism embraced many types of reform. Progressives strove, variously, to curb corporate power, to end business monopolies, and to wipe out political corruption. They also wanted to democratize electoral procedures, protect working people, and bridge the gap between social classes. Progressives turned to government to achieve their goals. National in
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