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What were the three main elements of the Progressive Movement, and what was the significance of the Progressive Era?

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The main elements of the Progressive Movement e.g. common assumptions and goals were:

· The repudiation of individualism and laissez-faire,
· Concern for the underprivileged and downtrodden,
· The control of government by the rank and file, and
· The enlargement of governmental power in order to bring industry and finance under a measure of popular control. (http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-77846).

Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laissez-faire.

The significance was the end of an era of turmoil and the beginning of a new period of unparalleled tranquility. For ...

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This solution discusses the three main elements of the Progressive Movement, as well as the significance of the Progressive Era.

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