Unit 8 Progressive Reform, 1890-1920

The unrestrained capitalism and laissez-faire attitude of politicians during the Gilded Age resulted in a variety of social problems and exposed a need for reform. The Progressives were led by investigative journalists, Christian reformers, and numerous local, state, and national politicians who attempted to clean up America’s problems. While neither a unified nor wholly successful movement, progressives gained success in exposing problems (Upton Sinclair), improving cities and protecting the urban poor (Jane Addams), breaking up monopolies and regulating big business (Presidents Roosevelt and Taft), monitoring corruption and expanding democratic opportunities (Bob LaFollette), reforming the American tax and monetary systems (President Wilson), and conserving environmental resources (President Roosevelt). 
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