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How did the New Deal differ from the pre-WWI progressive era?

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The New Deal was different from the pre-war Progressive Era. The Progressive Era came about because many people were concerned about abuses that they believed existed in society. The Progressives were concerned about the use of child labor, the uneven playing field between employer and employee, the deceptive methods used by businesses, and the unsanitary conditions in some industries, especially the meat industry. The Progressives also wanted to get more people involved in the political process.

New ideas such as the referendum, initiative, and recall were developed. Citizens were able to directly elect their United States Senators as a result of the Seventeenth Amendment. Laws were passed to control child labor and to provide compensation to help those workers who were injured on the job. Health and safety regulations were passed to improve conditions in the workplace. The Meat Inspection Act provided for the inspection of meat by the federal government. The Pure Food and Drug Act made...

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