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Progressivism is the belief that advancement in technology, economy, social organization, and science will improve the human condition. Progressivism first developed during the Enlightenment in Europe, and it developed as a major movement in the world, especially in the United States. During the 2010s, the progressive movement was strong within the Democratic Party and among grassroots organizers, the middle class, and college students, and its major tenets included LGBTQ rights, women's rights, African-American rights, secularism, abortion rights, equal opportunity employment, higher taxes on the wealthy, and multiculturalism. Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, and Elizabeth Warren were major leaders of the progressive movement, which challenged establishment and centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and the Republican Party as a whole, especially Donald Trump's right-wing populist movement.