Muckrakers During The Progressive Era

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During industrialization many problems were created that had to be fixed during the Progressive Era. Most of these problems were brought out into the light by muckrakers by using novels and political cartoons. After the people realized what was happening many laws were created to help fix these problems.
One of the most famous muckrakers is Upton Sinclair, who wrote the novel, The Jungle. In this novel it shows the horrors of a meat packing facility in Chicago and all of the pain that the workers had to go through. He described how rats and old sausage were combined together in a grinder to create a new sausage that was sold to the public. The original sausage was denied by the Europeans because it was too disgusting so they sent it
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