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The Progressive Era (1890-1920)
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How did President Roosevelt's response to meatpacking scandal influence national policy?
The government became involved in protecting individuals from big businesses.
Why was the period that preceded World War I called the Progressive Era?
The United States implemented numerous reforms.
Theodore Roosevelt believed that the very wealthy could better afford to have a larger part of their income taxed than those of who were not wealthy. For this reason he supported a...
graduated or progressive income tax (a tax where the tax rates go up on a scale based on wealth; those at the top pay the highest percentage those at the bottom pay the lowest percentage)
How did Upton Sinclair author of The Jungle (this is the book that described the poisoned rats that were ground up with meat for sausage) contribute to shaping perceptions about federal government power?
He influenced public demand for government regulation of food.
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