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The lasting effect of the New deal, Progressive Era, and the Great Society has had a great and long lasting effect on American

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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GCSE Sociology

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The lasting effect of the New deal, Progressive Era, and the Great Society has had a great and long lasting effect on American Society. I will cover the similarities in each of these eras and I will point out some differences that I feel they share.

The Progressive Era is the time period between 1895 and 1920 during this time period there were many different events occurring such as idealism, reform, and a large economic growth. Coming into this time period people held a lot of resentment toward political corruption and many reformers felt it was affecting the daily operation of the government as well as society in general. These fears came from the fast growth of industrialization and with this fast growing mass production environment many people moved close to the factories thus causing urbanization. People were also concerned of the recent down fall in the economic system of the 1890's and these same middle class people were also concerned about the actions of large businesses.

The Progressive movement was concerned with giving the power back to the people and take it away from those in high powerful political standing and from big businesses. Small business

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