Compare And Contrast The Progressive Movement Of The Late 1800s And The Early 1900's

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The Progressive Movement of the late 1800's and the early 1900's was one of the most influential political movements in American history. The Progressives sought to shift power away from political elites and into the hands of the citizenry (Howell, 2011). Progressive reformers did not limit their efforts in improving urban conditions and to reform political systems. Their ideas influenced business and educational practices. They attempted to improve the overall quality of life for many Americans. The Muckrakers play a huge role in exposing the horrid conditions in the American factories, as well as the voices of many others such as novelists, journalists, professors and public intellectuals. From the business aspect, they tried to improve the
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