Chapter Twenty-four: The Progressive Era
In this lecture you learn about the Progressive Era, a twenty-year period of reform which became so pervasive and far-reaching that it eventually became mainstream, it's daring themes enthusiastically embraced by the American people and the administrations of two powerful Presidents. The Progressive Era was the natural political reaction to the failure of the Populist Movement to acquire power in the election of 1896. Reform minded Americans, disturbed by the country's economic inequalities and social ills, took up the Populist themes again, expanded upon them, built coalitions to advertise their ideas, and went on a new crusade to bring the country back to political and economic opportunity for all. This file is 1 hr. 41 min. in length and 93 MB in size. You may download it twice. Give it plenty of time to do so.