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As humans, our nature is to follow others, we do everything to feel and be accepted. We know the difference between right and wrong yet we ignore our values when we know there should be change but are afraid of what might come if we use our voice to call for it. That’s what is currently happening in our country. The corruption in this country began right after the Civil War. Progressivism refers to the different responses to the economic and social evolutions that occur as a result of America’s rapid urbanization and industrialization. As millions of Americans began to migrate west and into urban areas, and hundreds of African Americans moved to northern cities, the United States experienced unprecedented levels of immigrations. All the advances in technology and industrialization took a toll on Americans. Urban areas benefit from electricity and running water while the rural farmers of the country struggle to maintain their farms as they battle with increase competition, costly machinery, and falling prices. So began Progressives which are primarily collegeeducated urban dwellers who believe that the government could be used as a tool for change. In other words these people are bribing the government to do whatever they want, and of course our government is happy to accept the extra in-flo of cash. It is making our government corrupt. Here’s the thing though, corruption will always exist it is bound to happen in any government. The government is nothing without its people. If people concede power and don’t start making changes, we cannot complain when the country that we have fought so hard for begins to fall apart.

Lincoln steffens article  
Lincoln steffens article  
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