How Did The Gilded Age Monopolies Lead To The Progressive Era

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The Gilded Age was a time of trusts, monopolies, abuse to workers, and coverture. These problems continued long enough that the attempts to fix them lead to the Progressive Era to take place. Progressivism came into effect because of the Gilded Age because it was created to fix the economy of the Gilded Age. The Gilded Age lead to the Progressive Era in many different ways, a lot of unfairness and hard times made the Progressive Era come into action. During the Gilded age monopolies, which was cause by corruption, gave companies a lot of power resulting in child labor. In reaction to child labor the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act was formed. People were receiving low wages right along with poor working conditions. Along with the low wages and
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