Guide to America
Times of America from the 1880s to the 1920s
Progressivism was a period where Americans worked for change and improvement in American society such as the fight against political corruption, regulation of food and drug industries, and schooling for the youth of America. It was also a period that saw conservation efforts take effect such as the founding of national parks. People in America during this time believed in the Merit system. This system focused on the individual's ability to find one's own work and be supported by one's own wages.