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During the Progressive Era, the progressives “sought to change society, improve conditions, and increase efficiency” (Barnes & Bowles, 2014, para 5.1). There was a wide range of items that they were trying to change. Some of the progressives pushed for reform in food inspection, alchol, prostitiution and work place safety, name a few. To me, food inspection was one of the more important changes that needed to be reformed. During this time period, there wasn’t much oversight on the way food was being handled. In today society everything is regulated when it comes to food. Without regulation, people could get since or even worse die. According to Sinclair (1905) “ It was stuff such as this that made the “embalmed beef” that had killed several times as many United States soldiers as all the bullets of the Spaniards; only the army beef, besides, was not fresh canned, it was old stuff that had been lying for years in the cellars” (para 9). After reading this President Roosevelt interviend and stated an investigation. As a result “in
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