Did the progressive era go far enough? It hard to

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Did the progressive era go far enough? It hard to be one sided but if I had to pick one it would me yes. There were many things done in the progressive era for example: The Square Deal, Pure food and Drug act, NAACP, Women?s Suffrage and many more.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Square Deal, Teddy loved to fight against people who didn?t have America?s best interest in mind. Teddy Roosevelt also came up with the pure food and drug act which meant that all food required labeling of the food or drugs ingredients to forbid any unknown ingredients.

Women?s suffrage was another great thing that happened during the progressive era. Alice Paul urged that women be give the franchise which also come on the same level as the 19th amendment. The 19th amendment was that women the full voting rights. Also this era proposed an amendment barring discrimination on the base of gender.

Other people involved in the progressive era were the Muckrakers. Muckrakers were journalists in the 1900?s. Some of them include, Ida Tarbell she reveled the standard oil scandal that Rockefeller?s oil company was ?swallowing up? oall the oil from the independent oil companies. Du Bois also contributed by helping organize the NAACP which was The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He fought to ensure equal rights for African Americans. Last JaneAddams, she was a social activist during the late 1800?s, was not only responsible for the improvement of literary and art awareness among the working poor, but played a pivotal role in the promotion of social work. Through her creation of the Hull House, a settlement home she provided support for white immigrants who had to come into the harsh society of Chicago, she was able to reach out to a lot of people.



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