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Five Facts About Progressivism

Shortly after the Civil War, a group of American elites, armed with current European philosophies and purported science, formulated a new political movement and ideology. It was not designed to operate alongside the government and principles of the Founding Fathers, but to replace them. Had these elites been citizens of foreign countries, their designs to overthrow the Founder's government of the United States would have immediately been recognized and thwarted, but since they were American citizens, their essentially European philosophies were considered, debated and took hold. Rather than pursue violent overthrow as their more virulent European contemporaries, these elites preferred a more gradual, democratic approach to replacement. As elites, they already had the advantage of influence in the US educational system. Supported by political leaders of both parties including presidents, their Read more