To what extent was Progressivism an expression of America’s old utopian tendencies reacting to the challenges of the industrial age?

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Progressivism was most definitely an expression of the utopian tendency in American attitudes.  It was the response of people with such utopian ideas to the new challenges presented by the industrial age.

Since the US was first created, many Americans have felt that they could, with enough work, create a perfect society.  If they fell short, they would at...

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