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anyone wanna help? history buffs? S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12

my mind is much after typing over 10 pages in one day so far for my history midterm. ive been up since 5am doing this crap!!!@#$%^&



anywho. my LAST AND FINAL point I have to cover is this::



The Presidential election of 1920 was a referendum against the Progressive Era. Explain in detail why or why not this was the case. Make sure to use specific examples to support your decision.



anyone want to explain this is dumdum terms for me?i know the actual definitions of referendum, I just can't think of an easier way to explain to myself what this means.



meh. college.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Oct '12

Look up the Bull Moose Party and that should explain most of what you need to know. It was the third party progressive movement of the day.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting khigh:" Look up the Bull Moose Party and that should explain most of what you need to know. It was the third party progressive movement of the day."


oka thanks! I'll use that as an example. Do you know what he means the election was a referendum against the progressive era?

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Oct '12

That was the year that the Bull Moose party finally came to an end and American's went back to a more conservative stance on politics to include Prohibition. The 1920's on the surface was a very moral and conservative time.



http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/gov_philosophy/legacy_of_progressivism.htm

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12

ugh i dont even know how to start this paper :( i can only go into so much detail on the bull moose party because we didn't cover it in class.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Oct '12

How long does it have to be? I could write something real quick if it doesn't have to be too long.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting khigh:" How long does it have to be? I could write something real quick if it doesn't have to be too long."


seriously? It's a page 1/2. so a page double spaced and a paragraph on a second page. size 12 font/double spaced. the other questions were easier and this one is just completely blowing my mind. not to mention ive been up doing these all morning since i have even more sociology homework due tomorrow as well.



were you a history major? you dont have to do this for me is thats too long. but even few sentences of an idea on how to get me started and get the ball rolling would be an amazing help! I have the hardest time starting a paper but once i get rolling I get better.



if you need the question again it's The Presidential election of 1920 was a referendum against the Progressive Era. Explain in detail why or why not this was the case. Make sure to use specific examples to support your decision.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Oct '12

Give me about 20 minutes and I will write something up. I was an Anthropology major, but I took way too many history/American Politics classes.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting khigh:" Give me about 20 minutes and I will write something up. I was an Anthropology major, but I took way too many history/American Politics classes."


oh wow :) thank you so much! I'm gonna see what I can type up. I still have about 3 other questions to go back and edit and fix up. then on to sociology homework! lol its never ending!

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Oct '12

Here are some of the ideas I'm working off of if you can come up with something:



Theodore Roosevelt dies in 1919
Prohibition
Rise of conservatism
17th, 18th, 19th amendments
Warren G Harding wins election (landslide 404 electoral votes)
WW1 ends 1920
1st commercial radio broadcasts of campaign
First time women could vote

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting khigh:" Here are some of the ideas I'm working off of if you can come up with something: Theodore Roosevelt ... [snip!] ... (landslide 404 electoral votes) WW1 ends 1920 1st commercial radio broadcasts of campaign First time women could vote"


okay! thanks! you have no idea how much of a help you are right now!

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Oct '12

Here's a few paragraphs to get you started.



Warren G Harding, Republican candidate for President in 1920, promised a

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting khigh:" Here's a few paragraphs to get you started. Warren G Harding, Republican candidate for President in ... [snip!] ... his promises to uphold the moral convictions of the American people and forgo the Progressive ideals that his opponent ran on."


so the election was a referendum against the progressive era? i know the progressives wanted change and put a lot of faith in the government to make those proper changes. but did the election help that? since harding wanted "return to normalcy?"

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting ♥ logan's mommy:" so the election was a referendum against the progressive era? i know the progressives wanted change ... [snip!] ... in the government to make those proper changes. but did the election help that? since harding wanted "return to normalcy?""


Yes. Referendum basically means a collective vote to accept or reject and idea. Harding got an overwhelming majority of the vote which basically meant that the people wanted to go back to conservative ideals which is what he ran on. He wanted to get back to "normalcy" before the Progressive Era which was from the late 1800's to the end of WW1.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3672 posts
21st Oct '12
Quoting khigh:" Yes. Referendum basically means a collective vote to accept or reject and idea. Harding got an overwhelming ... [snip!] ... he ran on. He wanted to get back to "normalcy" before the Progressive Era which was from the late 1800's to the end of WW1. "


ahhh tahnk you so much for all your help! you saved my paper and my whole day! lol