The Progressive Era And Social Reform

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The Progressive Era was a series of movements that brought together individuals and groups with different solutions to America’s problems. The progressives were people interested in urban issues and urban political and social reform. They were revolted by corruption and injustice and called for political reform to make the government more competent, less corrupt, and more accountable. The progressives believed the government could be a force for good in the American society. Working class reformers favored for government legislation to labor and improve social welfare. The progressives generally agreed that government power should be used to check the abuses associated with the industrial age, but they did not always agree on the nature of