The Progressive Era was a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States, from the 1890s to 1920s. The main objective of the Progressive movement was eliminating corruption in government. The movement primarily targeted political machines and their bosses. By taking down these corrupt representatives in office, a further means of direct democracy would be.
Muckraking Activity. Organize students into groups of 3-4. Inform them that they are going to become muckrakers for a day. Their job will be to identify a social issue in or around the 20th.