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The Progressive Era emerged in the early twentieth century as a sharp contrast to the Gilded Age with the push for reforms in all areas of government and business. Discuss some examples of the excesses of the Gilded Age and proposed Progressive Era remedies. Did the Progressives achieve their goals of reigning in the robber barons, creating improved urban development, curbing the power of corporations,protecting consumers and consumer safety, and eliminating the excesses of westward expansion?