The Progressive Era

1900-1920

Main

Spanish-American War

1898

Imperialism
Theodore Roosevelt was very active in this war
Stimulated military expansion

Theodore Roosevelt

1901 - 1909

First Progressive President
Republican

Taft

1909 - 1913

Irrelevant

Woodrow Wilson

1913 - 1921

President During WWI
Democratic

4 Progressive Ammendments

1913 - 1919

16th -
legalize taxation to finance war
17th -
Direct Election of Senators (help keep senators accountable to the people and end corruption)
18th -
Prohibition - booze is illegal - meant to correct behavior and achieve order

19th -
women can vote - women will vote the way their husbands tell them too - a way of doubling their own vote

World War I

1914 - 1918

USA in WWI

1917 - 1918

Treaty of Versailles ended in 1921

Warren G. Harding Elected

1920

Promise to go back to the past
President during prohibition Gambling, mistress, drinking
Passive gov't - anti-progressive