Volume 1, Numéro 2, Pages 191-205
Authors : Benketaf A/ Hafid .
Any society that aspires to evolve and advance for the welfare of its members needs periodical inventories that show its operation, management, successes, and failures. The purpose of these inventories is to allow people to understand how their socio-economic and political problems occurred, what their effect were, and what was done to solve them to create a society with fewer problems. At the stage when such problems are understood, the duty of the authorities is to undertake reforms that would make up for the deficiencies in the system of government and right the wrongs that infringe the rights of the citizens. This article aims at providing an example of the political reforms undertaken by the progressive ruling elite in the USA between 1901 and 1921. The importance of such political reforms lies in the fact that they were the foundations on which the future American democratic regime was built .
Progressive Movement, Political reforms, Progressive elite, American history