History Of The Progressive Era

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“The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States, from the 1890s to 1920s” (Wikipedia, 2016). During this time, Americans decided their political system needed to adjust to new conditions and they pushed for reforms in which they faced opposition. Because of this, they had to try different ways to achieve these reforms. During this time there was racial prejudice and elitism. Some of the reforms that were put in place at this time were the Progressive income tax and the Federal Trade Commission. The progressive tax was a flat tax that rose progressively to the top of the income bracket. The progressive tax was ratified and in 1913 and Congress enacted the income tax of 1 to 7 percent

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