The Progressive Era

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The Progressive Era was a period of economic and social struggle which cause rapid industrialization in America. A Widespread of social activism and political reform across the United States. The Progressive Era was addressing the problems of economic and social problems. The progressivism started as a social movement and later grew into a political movement. The reformers of the Progressive Era were young, college educated, and in the middle-class. Although many laws were passed to regulate better working conditions, not many were by it, many companies still made their workers, work long hours. Not many had better working conditions as still many died from lack of better safety regulations. The Progressive Era did help the United States to improve many things, and if these things didn’t occur many things such as working conditions would still be the biggest problem. There were laws passed to improve working conditions but didn’t really do anything Working conditions: The laws that were passed were to include efforts to outlaw the sale of alcohol; regulate child labor. How was working conditions in the Progressive Era? Many companies in the Progressive Era didn’t have better working conditions other places had little to no safety in the building of their workplace an example That didn’t a good working place with safety is The Triangle Fire. The triangle fire occurred in March 25 in 1911, most of the victims died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building. There were no sprinklers that could’ve put out the fire in time, the doors were locked that not many were able to get out on time, many jumped to their deaths. There were teenage girls that didn’t speak English, they worked everyday for 12 hours. Forty-nine workers had burned to death or being suffocated by smoke, 36 were dead in the elevator shaft and 58 died from jumping to the sidewalks. With two more dying later from their injuries, a total of 145 people were killed by the fire. What were the laws that were passed to improve situations in the Progressive Era. The Progressives wanted to take part of the government in passing laws, political reformers were protecting workers and also regulating big business.

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