Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




Robert K. LaFollette was one of the leaders ot the progressive movement from 1900 until his death in 1925. He built a progressive machine in Wisconsin which had control of the Republican part1 in that state for most of this period. His program of legislation and reform in Wisconsin became a pattern tor other states. He was a leading spokesman in the United States Senate tor progressive Senators. He worked with the Wilson administration and the Democrats on domestic reform measures. He supported a major part of Wilson's foreign policy through 1916.