The Progressive Movement helped people also, but it seemed to push the wealthy class further beyond the lower class. The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright soared, John Dewey explored the library catalog system, and Wilson spoke of a new government. Wilson also brought the country into WWI. Some may say his steps forward are what eventually led to the Great Depression. The country was moving full steam ahead at a million miles an hour. Yes, the New Deal had progressive roots, but the goals were entirely different. The Progressive Movement led to excesses that soon crashed down upon the United States society. The Progressive Movement eventually needed the New Deal to save the country.
There are several ways in which you can write a rhetorical paper. The main concept is finding a work of non friction or some renowned speech and then analyzing it. You will have to bring out to the reader how the smaller parts have come together to make the whole thing what it is. Like the figure of speech where rhetorical question will actually mean one answer. In a same way you will just have to establish whether the thing you are talking about is serving the purpose. You will say this was an entertaining short story at the beginning and then spend the entire paper describing how the different components make it entertaining.