Progressive Era

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U.S. History
March 5, 2013
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Progressive Era
From 1815 to 1860 Industrialization was a problem in the world in the United States. During Industrialization immigrants came from eastern and western Europe. The reason why it was a problem because the immigrants came unskilled and with no jobs. They were also poor, catholic, Jewish, and likely to settle in cities rather than on farms. The families were so poor that they were living in tiny apartments with a lot of people. Because of problems in the United States before the 1890s reforms improved food production, urban poor, and woman’s rights. One of the most important achievements of the Progressive Era was cleaning the meat packing industry. The meat inspection act was when federal agents inspect any meat sold across state lines and required federal inspection. Government forced them to pull food off the shelf because of bad conditions. The pure food and drug act was when food and drugs had to be tested by FDA. It was also created by the FDA. Upton’s Sinclair the Jungle was in 1906, it was described filthy and unhealthy conditions in meatpacking plants. There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor. How it affected us today? The government can force the meatpackers to pull the product off the shelves. This regulation is one lasting result of progressive insistence that the government take responsibility for food safety. Overall Upton’s Sinclair the Jungle was meant to tell everyone about the food production. One of the most important achievements of the Progressive Era was to expose how poor lived. Jacob Rii’s how the other lives used a camera to expose how urban poor lived. There were child labor and long hours. Jane Addams’s Hull house was a community center that provided social services to the urban poor. Their was childcare classes, taught English, nursery schools, and dance programs. What caused us to care? To protect the children and improve education. New York passed laws to...
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