The Progressive Era Of The Era

1949 Words May 7th, 2015 8 Pages
World Wars, mass reform, limiting basic human rights, economic collapse, social migration, and more had shaped the United States throughout all of history. The most important of these changes, however, occurred during America’s progressive era. The Progressive era is defined as the time period of 1890 to 1920. Even though, progressive presidents were not in office during that entire time period, the ideals that they enacted and developed throughout the United States. The Progressive Era saw the expansion and contraction of political and economic freedoms through pure democracy. Socially, the new consumer society that had been adopted, coupled with the increase of immigration created a new societal trend in America. Economically, the changes in business like the removal of monopolies, as well as the rise of Fordism, created a competitive market that still holds today. Legislatively, President Roosevelt oversaw the creation of progressive democracy, the battle for women’s suffrage, and the creation of the American Federation of Labor and Industrial Workers of the World. The changes made during the Progressive Era presidencies made the United States of America a progressive country and changed the social, economic, and legislative landscape of the country. All of these ideals have changed the landscape of American history because of their unbiased ideals, which built a society in which the people could thrive and build a stronger America. The changes made during the Progressive…

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