Progressivism and its Effects

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Progressivism 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 …

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…prescription medicine and required proper labels on food and drugs. Democracy was increased in the United States by the introduction of the referendum, initiative and the recall. The referendum proposed legislation to be submitted to the voters. The initiative allowed a group of citizens to introduce legislation and recall allowed voters to remove elected officials from holding a special election. Also a direct primary was instituted this was the direct election of a public official.