According to the leading figures of the progressive movement, the fundamental task of American democracy was to stimulate greater participation of the middle class in the process of government. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was necessary to recognize that federal institutions were playing an active role in the guarantee of fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens, against strong inequities in American society. The democratic process that was developing in America would lead the country towards a new form of direct participation of the masses, whose consequence would be the affirmation of a progressive social legislation. The solutions for direct democracy, from the referendum to popular initiative, according to the progressives, would improve representative democracy and established a citizens’ control over the process of government. A government of the people for the people.

Il movimento progressista in America tra riforme sociali e mutamenti costituzionali

Giuseppe Bottaro
2021

Abstract

According to the leading figures of the progressive movement, the fundamental task of American democracy was to stimulate greater participation of the middle class in the process of government. At the beginning of the twentieth century, it was necessary to recognize that federal institutions were playing an active role in the guarantee of fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens, against strong inequities in American society. The democratic process that was developing in America would lead the country towards a new form of direct participation of the masses, whose consequence would be the affirmation of a progressive social legislation. The solutions for direct democracy, from the referendum to popular initiative, according to the progressives, would improve representative democracy and established a citizens’ control over the process of government. A government of the people for the people.
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