Why the Progressive Era is Still Relevant Today with Jason Stevens | Documents and Debates

In this episode of The American Idea, Jeff welcomes back Dr. Jason Stevens, Professor of History and Political Science at Ashland University and the Director of Teacher Programs at the Ashbrook Center, to talk about the conflicting political ideologies at the heart of the Progressive Era, spanning three decades at the end of the nineteenth century and the dawn of the twentieth century. Particularly, their conversation with focus on two speeches that offer drastically different understandings of American government and its future: “The Authors and Signers of the Declaration” (1907) by Woodrow Wilson and “Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence” (1926) by President Calvin Coolidge.

Host: Jeff Sikkenga

Executive Producer: Greg McBrayer

Producer: Tyler MacQueen