Term: Progressive Movement
political movement, ca. 1890-1924, that advocated women's suffrage, prohibition of alcohol, labor reform, social welfare programs, graduated income tax, conservation, and direct elections; led in Wisconsin by Robert M. LaFollette and nationally by Theodore Roosevelt. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.
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[Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Online at http://www.britannica.com/]