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Legacy of the Progressive Era HIS-144 U.S. History Themes August 5, 2021 Instructor: Kim Kennedy
Introduction The Progressive era lasted from 1890 when the Sherman Antitrust Act is federal government’s first effort to curb monopolies to 1920 Nineteenth Amendment grants women the right to vote. During this period, the United States faced many changes. Settlers were coming from all over, cities were congested with people and living in hardship was normal for all that was not a business owner. Companies were establishing monopolies and taking control of the people’s wealth. Once citizens noticed what was happing to their livelihood, they began to fight for the change that was needed. Many of the changes achieved are regulation of business, greater democracy, conservationism, the rise of professionalism, and prohibition and they are what you will have the opportunity at receiving a brief lesson on.
Regulation of Business Business regulations were enforced throughout the United States under the federal government control. Many regulations stem from congress, to govern big businesses with the motives of protecting free enterprise (The Politics of Progressivism | Boundless US History, 2019). During this time former Presidents Theodore Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft were vital in destroying trusts and monopolies at the same time as reforms were being created. Under the

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