The following information was presented
in this chapter:
Though the U.S. became a wealthy and powerful country after industrialization,
the change brought some serious problems. The period between 1900
and 1916 was called the Progressive Era because people were trying
to create some improvement in the country.
- The Progressives worked on two kinds of improvements: relief
- Changes at local level focused on relief to provide poor workers
and children with better standard of living and making local government
- Changes at the state level focused on improving people's standard
of living and regulation of government and working conditions in
- Changes at the national level focused on providing relief for
poor people and creating regulations. However, laws and regulations
passed on the national level were not usually as strong as those
passed on the state level.
- The events of the Progressive Era did affect big business and
how legislators wrote the laws and regulations.