Problems During The Progressive Era

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The Progressive Era was a time of many reformations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that boosted the economy tremendously and benefited many Americans. As the economy was growing, so were people’s rights and their working and living conditions. Many problems people faced during this time were corrupt governments, ruthless business practices, child labor, health hazards, unsafe working conditions and poor wages that led to many difficulties facing the many citizens. The conditions of this time were brutal forcing children to work, having unfair relations between gender roles, and causing people to become sick from the sanitized food or water. Life was definitely not easy for these hard-working Americans who were treated very unfairly,…show more content…
Women were now able to work and organize labor unions instead of being a domestic housewife because of the National Women’s Trade Union League founded in 1903. This gave them more opportunities, created more organizations, jobs and higher class careers that improved the economy’s growth and helped with the financial issues. Other resolved problems during the Progressive Era came from the living conditions in cities such as food sanitization, settlements houses, education systems, entertainment and health improvements. Education during this Era was not thriving very well due to poor citizens who could not afford it and the lack of available teachers which made learning very difficult. In 1850 the National Education Associations was founded and it boosted the job opportunities for teachers, professors and students that could get a chance to learn and hold a steady middle class job. In 1906 the Meat Inspection Act was passed to ensure that meat was branded from the right source, and that the meat process happened under sanitary…show more content…
As these uprisings began so did movie theaters which became very popular and started the entertainment for the 20th century. Health improvements began during this including the invention of birth control by Sanger Margaret, an activist and sex educator who helped many women during this time concerning problems with contraception. New technology and medicine was founded furthering the advantage for many people leading them to even more progress. Many developing ideas and establishments occurred during the Progressive Era which benefited the majority of working Americans and led them to a very successful future. 2. During the 1920’s many cultural conflicts came into play changing the way Americans lived and evolved from these conflicts that introduced many new creations and
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