How Successful Were The Progressive Reforms Of 1890-1915

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The progressive reforms during the period of 1890-1915 in the areas of urban life, industrial conditions and politics were mixed successes, with some reforms working well and others not, but were overall largely successful. Industrial conditions, urban life, and politics were all big contributors in the progressive reform period. With these failures occurred in these areas too. Success wasn’t always the direction they were going. Even though most of the time problems with urban life, working conditions, and politics caused more problems than they fixed, the progressive reform was the most successful reform in the politics area due to their overriding concern for the system and the relationship they shared within themselves. Multiple people pushed for the direct election of senators. By doing this it allowed the government to have more say by choosing which man or women they wanted representing them, Not just was this a successful political move by the progressives was the institution of city commissions, this is where only part of the five seats were elected and the others appointed due to the power of political machines. The progressive political reform was by far the most successful of the three. …show more content…

To add to this most people living the urban part of NYC didn't even have an outhouse, they would most likely dig a trench that leads outside. This added much more filth and stench to their alleys. These dreadful events appearing good things began to come out of them, NYC passed building codes to promote safety and health. The city of New York came and cleaned up miles of these streets leading to the decrease of disease and death. George Waring and Mayor Strong are the reasons the urban cities were saved from filth and

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