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Question 1 Did Progressive Era reformers achieve their goals? What goals did they achieve and which ones did they not? Many goals were presented in the Progressive Era. These goals were in relation to the women’s suffrage and the political equality for the African Americans. During the Gilded Age, most of the women’s concern was toward the subject of unkempt children, child labor, bad hours/working conditions, pregnancy, drunk husbands, and having a muted voice (Module 4, Women Lecture, Slide 3). Some say that the major goals of the entire era were the bringing of attention to the issues of child labor and corrupt business practices (U.S. History Stax Book, Chapter 21, Section 1). It can be concluded that they have achieved most of their objectives. The Progressives formed the National Child Labor Committee, which helped pass the labor legislation to ban child labor. They also formed the Keating Owen Act, in which “outlawed the interstate trade of any products produced by children under sixteen years of age” (U.S.

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