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The Progressive Era
A description of life in the American Progressive Era.
# 75613 | 916 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 17, 2006 in History (U.S. The Young Nation 1800-1848)

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This paper describes life in the 1800s in America. It discusses the many social reforms, focusing on women and their contributions. It also explores education, child labor laws, unions and liquor prohibition in the Progressive Era.

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"Before the Progressive Era, the social and economic insecurities that came with old age, unemployment, disability, and poverty were met by religious, family or community efforts (Encyclopedia of Chicago, 2002). In most cases, these efforts provided minimal aid. Wealthy families purchased private insurance, and workers' families joined mutual benefit or aid societies to receive death benefits. The first major expansion in public provision came during the Progressive Era, when social workers and activists fought for government assistance for children, the poor, the disabled, and the mentally ill.
Social workers and activists played a major role in the Progressive Era, as they challenged the traditional ideas of a limited state as they created plans for social insurance and increased municipal services (Encyclopedia of Chicago, 2002)."

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