The Progressive Era

The Republican Party elected officials and voters welcomed the Progressive Era from 1896 to 1916.     The political and social movement introduced major changes to the United States.  The movement’s objective involved strengthening the national government and introducing domestic policies to address people’s economic, social, and political needs.    In essence, the Progressive Era addressed the wealth inequality that was growing.    The popular movement was supported by President Roosevelt’s efforts of ending extreme wealth among the business elite and the growing and growing economic and political powers of big business.    Between 1870 and 1900, the European immigration’s open-door policy allows the population to double supporting the growth of large manufacturing cities.    The Republican Progressive Era movement leaders worked on several ambitious projects such as introducing labor rights, addressing women’s suffrage, economic reform, environmental protection, and reduction of poverty.