A movement for reform that occurred roughly between 1900 and 1920. Progressives typically held that irresponsible actions by the rich were corrupting both public and private life. They called for measures such as trust busting, the regulation of railroads, provisions for the people to vote on laws themselves through referendum, the election of the Senate by the people rather than by state legislatures, and a graduated income tax (one in which higher tax rates are applied to higher incomes). The Progressives were able to get much of their program passed into law. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were associated with the movement.
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Any plans to grow her exercise movement must, she insists, remain “completely organic.”How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the real mystery and injustice came from Brooke being essentially written out of the history of the civil rights movement.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Where the force generating those threats is a widespread, self-sustaining, and virulent social movement?Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The feminist movement has encouraged women that they can initiate romantic relationships, too.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Selections for practice should be chosen which contain much variety of thought and feeling and are smooth in movement.
Besides this fundamental or primary vibration, the movement divides itself into segments, or sections, of the entire length.
The major-general kept him well informed of every movement of the enemy, and pointed out the dangerous isolation of Davout.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The significance of time is determined by the movement of any selection, or, in other words, the rhythm.
He sympathized with that movement which, during his childhood, culminated in the Cavite Conspiracy (vide p. 106).The Philippine Islands|John Foreman