During the Progressive Era, the United States goals and outlooks changed dramatically. The economy was going from domestic to worldwide. America's interest expanded to China, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. People say that Teddy Roosevelt was a visionary and a genius. He truly held both these traits, the nation would not be what it is today if it weren't for the work of Teddy Roosevelt. He saw the US as a powerful world leader. Being
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labor laws were also passed. The 17th amendment gave voters more rights. Some states used referendums in which the legislature passes a bill and then it is referred to the people. In others, Initiatives were issued to let 5-8% of the voters to start the bill by petition, which they took to the ballot. Recalls were also adopted so that voters could force an official to stand for reelection, after doing this recall by petition.