How was the New Deal a culmination of the era of progressive reform?

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Under the New Deal, many of the reforms progressives had long articulated, marched for, campaigned for, and even died for became realities. These included a government retirement program that would allow people to grow old with dignity rather than facing impoverishment, as well as the institution of unemployment insurance: these came to fruition with the passage of the Social Security Act in 1934. Progressives had long campaigned for a minimum wage: this passed in 1938, when 25¢ an hour became the lowest wage that a worker could be paid. In 1938, Roosevelt also managed to end child labor, making it illegal (in most cases) to employ children under the age of 14. The New Deal brought in the forty-hour work week, the eight-hour day, and the reality of being paid overtime for work beyond forty hours. It strengthened unions and allowed for collective bargaining. It instituted...

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