Spirit of Progressivism

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Spirit of Progressivism

This lecture begins the era of progressivism and how this era helped mold the workplace into what it is today.

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Texas A&M University
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
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HIST 106 2nd Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture I. The lure of the city II. Tenements and unwashed masses III. Strangers in a strange land IV. Social and cultural change V. Manners and Mores Outline of Current Lecture I. The innovative model T II. The burgeoning Trusts III. Managing the machines IV. Part 2: the spirit of progressivism V. Part 3: Reform in the cities Current Lecture  Introduction  The innovative model T o Intro/context o Ford: The man  Began making luxury racing cars and set the record for the fastest land time o Ford’s epiphany: “tin lizzie”  Made the model T idea and made the tin lizzie of cars, that cost $850, 20 horsepower and only available in black  That year, 11,000 were sold o The people’s car  Made democracy for the cars and used the meatpacking industries method to make cars  Made smaller units and had an assembly line (this was really efficient)  Down the road, Ford industries was making a new car every 10 seconds o Blue highways  Federal Aid Roads act-removed control from county government, it would call for every state to build and fund highways

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