The Progressive Era

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Through a multitude of significant changes physically, conceptually, economically, and more, the societal reformation of cities in the Progressive Era had set themselves as the foundations of American civilization. The juxtaposition between the rich and poor statuses in these urban areas show the drastic separation within developing cities. Through this division caused a wide variety of living conditions, the majority of which held the overcrowded sections of cities where the population mostly stayed while the higher end communities had more luxurious lives. Through this success of entrepreneurship and economic growth from all aspects in cities, the entire landscape, both physically through innovative architecture and the perspectives outside rural and suburban areas had on them, had transformed for the better in these areas. The Progressive Era had a distinct separation of social classes, differentiating economic positions within the cities themselves between the poor and the wealthy elite. Through dangerous factory conditions, horrid living circumstances, and the overall experience within the slums of the city, those living below the poverty line had all but nothing to take advantage of in regards to purchasing decently crafted goods, partaking in leisure time, and even having the funds to move into a two bedroom home for their larger sized families. Through future Progressive Era reforms, the lives of the poor had substantially improved as the result of between housing

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