They Worked to soften harsh conditions of industrialization
Felt that Morality, not the workplace, held key improvements to the lives of the poor
As many wanted to change individual behavior, severe economic panic erupted and many start to question the capitalist economic system
Progressive leaders started to put their faith in experts in scientific principles to make the society and workplace more efficient
during this time the progressive republican leadership of Robert Follette, Wisconsin led the way in regulating big business.
The number of child workers rose dramatically as reformers worked to protect workers and to end child labor
The supreme court worked to have a more sympathetic view of the plight of workers
in some cases ordinary citizens won state reforms.
it was a success of the direct primary thatpaved the way for the 17th amendment to the constitution
natural disasters sometimes played an important role in prompting reform of city governments
in some cities mayors introduced progressive reforms without changing how government was organized