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The Progressive Era
This paper studies the progressive era and looks at the United States and Latin America, labor and nationalism in this regard.
# 100913 | 2,900 words | 13 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses that the progressive era in the United States meant that there would be regulations that controlled industry and that no one industry would be capable of driving up prices or negatively impacting the common consumer. The writer notes that the chief proponent of the progressive movement was President Theodore Roosevelt. The writer then points out that Roosevelt felt, as many Americans of the time did, that large industries were beginning to control the lives of citizens and that unless some form of control was placed on these industries people would not be capable of having any hope of achieving success. The writer concludes that ultimately the impact of the American progressive era on Latin American countries was felt in the labor force, as well as in the nationalism that began to arise.

United States Impact Abroad
Latin America: Labor and Nationalism

From the Paper:

"President Roosevelt further believed that the manner in which many industries were operating would eventually cause environmental concerns throughout the United States. Because of this, Roosevelt moved to limit the amount of land that could be used by businesses and protect the natural environment in the country. This meant the creation of national parks and preserves, as well as the protection of national forests. By 1902 Roosevelt was also focusing on the protection of rivers and waterways within the country to protect the natural habitat of wildlife and ensure that there was adequate irrigation. This was because it was evident that industries were failing to comprehend the impact that their mining, oil drilling, use of timber and use of waterways was contaminating the environment. Roosevelt felt that the only way to ensure that these natural areas were safe in that time and in the future was to forcibly make industries to comply with federal laws."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abrams, Richard. 1963. The issue of federal regulation in the progressive era. Chicago: Rand McNally.
  • Call, Tomme. 1953. The Mexican venture: From political to industrial revolution in Mexico. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Casdorph, P. 1981. Republicans, Negroes and progressives in the south. Alabama: University of Alabama.
  • de Shazo, Peter. 1983. Urban workers and labor unions in Chile, 1902-1927. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Dye, Nancy., and Frankel, Noralee. 1991. Gender, class race and reform in the progressive era. Lexington: University of Kentucky.

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