The Progressive Era

triangle fire

This picture is showing the triangle shirtwaist and a few of the people that was killed. This is a newspaper from back then. The picture is referring to the fire and how many people lost their lives. This affected many Americans because it showed how bad the people was treated and that they lost there lives trying to make a living.
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Child labor.

This pictures is portraying children working in a factory making stuff using machines. This pictures is referring to child labor and how they was made to work instead of having a childhood and being able to have fun like a kid should do. They got paid just a few cents a day. This affected the lives of Americans because they eventually realized it was wrong for kids to be working instead of going to school and being kids.
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Suffrages.

This picture is showing women protesting wanting their rights. This picture is referring to when women wanted the same rights as men. They would starve there self in order to be reconized or to get what they wanted so they would starve to get that. This affected the lives of many Americans. Now the Women have more rights then they did back then since it was such a big problem.
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Birth control movement.

This picture is showing women saying they are moms by choice. This is referring to the birth control movement and the discovery of birth control pills. i think this is a good thing because it stopped so many babies being born if you didnt want them. This changed how many kids was being born.
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Muckrakers

This picture is showing a muckraker. They are people who bring out and explain the bad stuff in the world. They also wrote books explaining the filth and how people was being treated during the progressive era. This affected Americans because it explained all the bad stuff out there and showed how people was really being treated.
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