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history review test 2. 1.progressive era-i n the United States , the Progressive Era was a period of reform which lasted from the 1890s to the 1920s. seeking change in regard to worker's rights and protection of the ordinary citizen in general.The reformers (and their opponents) were predominantly members of the middle class. Most were well educated white Protestants who lived in the cities. Catholics , Jews and African Americans had their own versions of the Progressive Movement, led by the likes of George Cardinal Mundelein and Booker T. Washington . The Progressives pushed for social justice, general equality and public safety, but there were contradictions within the movement, especially regarding race. [1] In politics the most prominent national figures were the Republican politicians Theodore Roosevelt and Robert LaFollette, Sr. and Democratic politicians William Jennings Bryan and Woodrow Wilson . Significant changes achieved at the national levels included Prohibition with the Eighteenth Amendment and women's suffrage through to the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as the income tax with the Sixteenth Amendment and direct election of Senators with the Seventeenth Amendment . "progress" have affected (some believe negatively) the following areas: birthing and family, schooling, law, journalism, food production and distribution, and many other areas of life. 2. Muckrakers- Muckrakers were journalists who exposed waste, corruption, and scandal in the highly influential new medium of national magazines, such as McClure's . Progressives shared a common belief in the ability of science, technology and disinterested expertise to identify all problems and come up with the one best solution. [4] he term muckraker is most associated with a group of American investigative reporters , novelists and critics from the late 1800s to early 1900s, who investigated and exposed societal issues such as conditions in slums and prisons , factories , insane asylums (as they were called at the time), sweatshops , mines , child labor and unsanitary conditions in food processing plants. 3. Urban Consumer- 4. National Consumer's League- 5. Theodore Roosevelt. t heodore Roosevelt, Jr. (t/ [2] ; October 27 , 1858 January 6 , 1919 ), also known as T.R. , and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy , was the twenty-sixth President of the United States , and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement . He became President of the United States at the age of 42. He served in many roles including Governor of New York , historian , naturalist , explorer , author , and soldier . He is most famous for his personality: his energy, his vast range of
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interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his "cowboy" persona. As Assistant Secretary of the
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