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The Progressive Era: A Liberal Movement with Conservative Goals

Summary: The Progressive Era of the early twentieth century has been called a liberal movement and included a number of programs, such as trust-busting, railroad regulation, and consumer protection, that favored a larger role for the federal government. However, the Progressives intended through these programs to achieve conservative goals, such as greater competition in the marketplace, a stable economy, and the protection of American consumers.
The era between 1900 and 1914 has been called the progressive era and denoted as a liberal movement; however, the central end that the progressives were trying to obtain was social, economic and political stability and prosperity, a more conservative goal. It was only the means by which the progressives tried to accomplish their goals that were liberal. The progressive approach included a number of liberal programs that favored a larger role of the federal government. Among these were trust-busting, railroad regulation and consumer protection. These initiatives were considered liberal for their involvement of big government; however their goal was greater competition amongst capitalists and also the protection of America's consumer populous which are conservative ideals.

Trust busting was a major aspect of the progressive agenda. Gaining much attention for his efforts against trusts, Theodore Roosevelt was a figure head for the progressive...

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