Progressive Era

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The Progressive Era is a period of the history of the United States that lasted from around 1890 to 1920.

The gist of it[edit]

The period was marked by widespread attempts (with varying success) at "improving" society and reforming government — often through "scientific" means. Many of these changes have become permanent fixtures in modern American society and government.

This is also the era that via the 1912 presidential election (where Roosevelt ran third party and split the vote, throwing the election to ol' racist Woodrow Wilson) started the long slow road towards a "right wing" Republican and a "left wing" Democratic Party.

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