Progressivism, The Progressive Era
Write an essay on Progressivism, describing the development of Progressivism, and its path toward making our life and government the way they are today. Then, consider the last fifty years of presidential candidates both Republican and Democrat, promising a retreat from Progressivism, getting government “off our backs and out of our pocketbooks.” Would this be a good idea? Do you believe it is possible to reverse the course of Progressivism? Tell me why, or why not. Above is the actual prompt that my professor has given us, history is my worst subject so I’m hoping you can help. Someone in the class mentioned we could take a look at “places where progressive policies have been taken the their logical conclusion. Like California for example where they’ve implemented progressive policies and then taken it one step further”. Then my professor said “Wouldn’t you think that’d be Massachusetts rather than California? That is a kind of a leader of progressivism?” Now I’m NOT sure if that will help but that’s all I have for right now.