Political Science, 1850
When a cannibal uses a fork. Whether the thing you want to change has changed to your personal liking, e.g. the opinions of millions of people.
Progressivism is derived from Progressism, both of which originated in the 1850s and relate to Kant’s idea of moving from barbarism to civilisation. Conveniently, a certain Karl Marx was influenced by Hegel’s fascination with the idea society’s progress related to its means’ of production and annotated his highly flawed Stages of History (which Engels called Historical Materialism in 1880). Progress, to Marx, was “evolving” from capitalism to communism, which is translated today as “moving forward” technologically.