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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?