Muckraking Muckrakers were the journalists that wrote novels and published things in magazines to try and expose the corruption in the government. Journalists of the Progressive era who attempted to expose the evils of government and big business. The red-light district was a big part of the Progressive Era. Since 1879, nearly 100 bills had been introduced in Congress to regulate food and.
The progressive era improved the citizens’ quality of life and most of all helped the people to become more democratic. This was made possible when the government placed several constitutional reforms. The 16th amendment permitted the congress to introduce and income tax.