Reform party Essay

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reform party






A Reform is a way of changing society. During the 1880ís and 90ís many people had
different opinions on reform and how society was to be changed. This was the ending of
the war and people needed a brake through both everyday life and politics. Since there
were so many people there were different arguments about how the reforms should be.

Most of the reform began in the cities rather than the state and federal levels. This was
known as Urban reform. The reason why the reform started in the cities was because that
is were all political, professional, and business leaders lived. Part of this urban
reform was that the cities took over or monopolized city utilities such as gas, water, and
electricity. Many city mayors controlled these monopolies. Many of the mayors supported
welfare services which helped the basic standards of living for many people. They also
built playgrounds and lodging houses for the homeless.

There were also reforms at a state level. Certain governors and other state officials
argued to make government more efficient and responsive to voters. With the introducing
of state level reforms, Bob LaFollete brought about a direct primary. Now voters could
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