The Pros And Cons Of The Progressive Era

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Working only to die or lose a limb, being a woman with no voice, and dealing with unsanitary meat and food has never been the ideal lifestyle. “The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States from 1890 to the 1920’s. The main objectives of the progressive movement were eliminating problems caused by industrialization, urbanization,immigration and corruption in government” (Progressive Era). Yet people in the Progressive Era fought to change abuses with things like working conditions by going on strike or forming groups like labor unions, the 19th amendment to help women in America have the right to vote,and things like the pure food and drug act and the meat inspection act to protect the consumers. People went on strike meaning they stopped going to work to change the work conditions. They felt if there was no workers there was no factories,they wanted better conditions and going on strike was the start to this. Women also went on strike they protested until the Nineteenth Amendment was passed. Lastly 2 food acts were passed to protect the consumers from the meat that was causing illness and death. Despite previous arguments the progressive era was no joke nothing about it was okay until the people were able to get reform laws changed.
During the time of 1900-1917 working conditions in America were horrible. “President Theodore Roosevelt had championed the conservation movement to save human lives”(progressive era
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