Progressive Era and the New Deal

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Progressive Era and the New Deal (Question 5) During the Progressive Era, the reformers were stricter and did not provide direct help, while the reformers in the New Deal were a little more direct in helping Americans. The progressive era policies were more concerned with correcting the society. All three presidents during this time period, including Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, implemented some progressive reforms. It was the government’s policy to correct social and economic problems as well as to provide assistance for the people. Conversely, during the New Deal, most policies and programs were passed by the federal government. One of the greatest programs was the Temperance Movement, the 18th amendment, which…show more content…
Luckily, one of the New Deal programs, the Fair Labor Standard Act, which set down standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pay while affecting most private and public employment, protected workers rights for them to not suffer like they had been suffering for the last years. Other programs during the New Deal were the civil Works Administration, which created jobs for the unemployed, and the Public Works Administration, which was created to provide economic stimulus and jobs. A very important program passed during the New Deal was the Tennessee Valley Authority, a program established to develop the economy in the Tennessee Valley region, and it was the largest public provider of electricity in the United States. The programs and policies during the Progressive Era and the New Deal differed mainly in that the Progressive Era was not as direct on providing jobs or financial relief and most of the programs were passed by the states. The New Deal was a more direct provision of jobs and financial relief and most of its programs were passed and aided by the federal government. However, both the Progressive Era and the New Deal reformers were able to help the people and were successful in many of their attempts to help people that had been through the Great Depression and all the bad consequences they had
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