The Time of Change

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Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.” by Ronald Reagan. This quote really stands out because in this time period there are high taxes. Taxes were one of the big problems in the progressive era. There were extremely high tariffs and the percentage was different in other parts in the U.S. During the late 1800s and early 1900s there were reforms done Economically and Socially . Economically, There were lots of Acts published by Woodrow Wilson talking about how the consumers pay way too much for taxes. The Underwood Tariff Act of 1913 decreased the tax by ten percent. Woodrow Wilson then enforces tariffs because he wanted to win the election and people liked him because he was going to do something that the citizens would like. Socially, there were progressives who didn’t like how them and there peers were being treated because it was disgusting and filled with filth. There air was polluted and there were diseases spreading every where. Progressives paid and helped the citizens with their living conditions.

Socially, the U.S. in the 1890-1920s was a time for reform. Due to the slums, health, working wages this motivated a man named Jacob Riis. He was a muckraker, that being said he would expose the slums of New York City with horrible and disgusting photographs in newspapers and in meetings. This attracted many citizens around the world. The images were so graphic that it hit many people. The health in this time in…

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