Progressivism and its Effects Essays and Papers

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Progressivism and its Effects

Progre ssivism and its Effects

Progressivism was a period of American history in which
improving working conditions, improving the way of life, exposing
corruption, expanding democracy and making reforms was the main idea
of this period. Many of the citizens granted and demanded a change in
numerous areas such as business, labor, economy, consumers and an
increase of democracy. The progressive period was marked with the
arrival of three great presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson all
three of these presidents fought for the common good of the people.
Teddy Roosevelt was known as the "trust buster" and that is
exactly what he did to help control big business. Many large
corporations had complete control of the services that they were
selling. Roosevelt went in to these companies and helped to stop this
type of monopoly. The biggest trust that Roosevelt busted was the one
involving Northern Securities and J.P. Morgan.
Roosevelt was also a big supporter of labor he tried almost
everything and anything to help the citizens of the United States.
Teddy set up child protection laws, which were used to prevent
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