Yosemite National Park

Established by Teddy Roosevelt -- 1864

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What Policies Reveal about the Progressive Era

The Progressive Era was a time period that attempted to "fix" the corrupt concepts adopted during the Gilded Age. The environmental policies that Roosevelt had put into effect easily demonstrates the tactics used during the Progressive Era in order to "better" America. Most environmental policies that were established by Roosevelt helped preserve history, protect animals, and keep enough land savored in order to provide habitats to animals. Doing these things helped make the suffering economy better, through providing jobs as park rangers and other workers, as well as balancing out a system of bosses to workers. These environmental policies also helped stop the immense expansion of railroads, steamboat routes, and business expansion on land. When these things were stopped, it made it difficult for any more powerful business leaders to gain any more unnecessary power.

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