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How Progressivism Happened

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After watching the video, complete one of the following:

1) Look up excerpts from "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.  How did it change American society?

2) How did William Taft "bust" more trusts than Theodore Roosevelt?

3) Why did Republicans lose the election of 1912?

Need more information? Check out this video from Crash Course about the Progressive Era. 
The Progressive Era in US History really changed the US for the better.  Without it, we might not have the protections against business that we have today.  Is there anything in American society today that you think we need protection from?
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David Chester • Petach Tikva, Israel • LESSON IN PROGRESS
Our present poverty gap between the rich and the poor is no smaller than it was when the history contained in this video was applicable. The progressive movements of today include one which really does understand what is going on in macroeconomics terms, and has a technical answer. First study "Consequential Macroeconomics" my new book. Nobody has yet explained our social system in this comprehensive, scientific, numerical and logical a manner. These ideas include Georgist (look up Henry George) idealism, whose claim for a single tax on land values will eliminate land value speculation and cause the current damage to our equality of opportunities for finding employment to cease harming our national progress and stabilize our social system.
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