What are the characteristics of Progressivism?
“Although ‘Progressive’ is often used interchangeably with ‘Liberal’ the two are not synonymous. Progressivism was a style or method of governing rather than a political ideology, and some Progressive movements even included conservative ideas, intolerance, and discrimination.”
1.Explain this statement. What are the characteristics of Progressivism?
2.How/why can some Progressives (such as Theodore Roosevelt) and reform measures (such as business regulation and social justice legislation) be considered fundamentally conservative?
3.What is Jim Crow, and how/why was it related to the Progressive movement [be sure to explain what specifically Jim Crow entailed, and how/why it was considered “progressive”]?
Use specific information to support your answer.