Originally posted on Practically Historical:
Progressivism is part of American politics… and has been hotly debated since the end of the 19th century. As Americans head back to the ballot box to decide the nation’s course for the next four years, economic conditions have made progressives as relevant as ever. But, what is a progressive? What do they believe? Here are three different explanations from some of our great progressive leaders….can you match the words to the man?
“The essential difference, as old as civilized history, is between the men who, with fervor and broad sympathy and imagination, stand for the forward movement, the men who stand for the uplift and betterment of mankind, and who have faith in the people, on the one hand; and, on the other hand, the men of narrow vision and small sympathy, who are not stirred by the wrongs of others. With these latter stand also those other…
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