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The Progressive Movement Force

In 1910, the non-agricultural working force was made up of approximately 38 million men and women, many of whom labored in factories. Frustrated by exploitive working conditions and terrible poverty, some Americans started to protest. They were joined by artists, journalists, politicians, and intellectuals who adopted their cause. As a whole, these reformers were known as Progressives.

Discuss the position on reform that these individuals had.

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The Progressive Movement which resonated governmental reform during 1910 began as a consensus of concerns relative to American society as a result of an entirely new class of people in American society that did not rely on the cultivation of agriculture as their primary source of income. It is a movement that further incorporated industrialization as a new asset to American society.

The Progressive Movement gained its momentum on the local levels which eventually expanded into the private sector of American society. A great deal of support was given by the middle class like ministers, lawyers, teachers, and business owners. Supporters of the movement paid close attention to the Western European and those changes that were brought on by a booming industrialized society. It was an immediate reaction to an obviously changing society wherein modernization as a result of societal expansion was sought after.

The Progressive Era began in 1890 and remained ...

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The progressive movement forces are examined.