HY_1120_Unit_II - The Progressive Era emerged in the early...

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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? Your response should be a minimum of 300 words. The Progressives did 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. The Gilded Age was a delicate time between the North and South in regards to politics which lead to a weak political system. The growth of the big industrial business was a changing point for the American society and the economy. With the urban boom, politicians saw there was a need to attack the developing economic and social problems. This started the Progressive Era. Before President Roosevelt the progressive people did things by the people, for the

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