Muckrakers and Progressivism

After the Gilded Age, Progressivism swooped in. Progressivism was a movement during the 1890's that was dedicated to improving business, government, and daily American life. These people, called progressives, sought to destroy corruption in goverment and unsafe business practices. Many progessives were journalists, called "muckrakers" by early 1900's President Theodore Roosevelt.

Muckrakers were journalists during the Progressive Era who were dedicated to calling out corrupt practices. They wrote about child labor, unsafe working practices, long work weeks,