After reading Chapter 18 of
“Give Me Liberty,” reading the assigned documents from Chapter 18 in
“Voices of Freedom,” and viewing the videos on Ellis Island and “The
Progressive Era,” answer the following questions in your original post:
In what ways did Progressivism and Progressive reform include both
democratic and anti-democratic impulses? Which reform do you consider to
be most important and why? Overall, do you think Progressive reforms
made American society and politics more democratic? Why or why not?
In your reply, find a classmate who agrees with your assessment of
Progressive reform and write a counter argument supported by information
from course readings. In other words, if you believed that Progressive
reform made society and politics more democratic, your reply post should
argue that reform failed to make politics and society more democratic.