Social Activism And Social Reform In The United States During The Progressive Era

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Have you ever wondered why or how the United States became the country it is in today's world? The United States was able to prepare and execute such plans of action to help it become the great country that the worlds knows today. The country experienced immense amounts of growth and growing pains during the periods of the Progressive Era through the Great Depression. The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States from the years of 1890s to 1920s. At the start of the 1890s the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed by both the House and Congress. This would prohibit trusts, which have grown rapidly over recent decades. The agrarian movement was a farmers alliance- the first of its kind. As the Granges …show more content…

They established banks, stores, and processing plants. The Panic of 1893 started when the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad could not make any payments on loans and declared for bankruptcy, eventually the National Cordage Company failed two months later as a result. In all of this these corporate failures caused the stock market to collapse. Many Americans supported and spread the idea of socialism for the people which would potentially stabilize income and equality for the citizen during the 1900s.the Socialist mainly attempted reform American economic policies and in hopes to end capitalism. Under Theodore Roosevelt's presidency serval Progressive reforms for the American public were outlined, the number of national parks doubled, and wildlife sanctuaries were established Roosevelt was popular among most people, he pushed for change in the working class and immigrant communities. The next president in line during the Progressive Era would be President Woodrow Wilson whose presidency started in 1913 and ended

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