Progressive Reform In The Twentieth Century

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In the twentieth century, America focused on responding to problems that emerged during the transformation from a rural agriculture society into an urban industrial one. A theme that sparked all Progressive reform was to use government for social welfare, rather than letting issues cure on their own. During this era, each state served as laboratories for democracy. By using government as an agent, reformers attacked child labor, corporate corruption, poverty, etc. Reformers attacked child labor, corporate corruption, over working etc. Progressives strived to improve the quality of urban life through parks and recreation, housing, poor relief, work safety, health care, etc. For example, Johnson, a mayor of Cleveland, reformed the police department
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