A “muckraker” most likely would have been – quiz – 2017


a “muckraker” most likely would have been – quiz

against abuses of industrial workers in the early 1900s

What is a muckraker and what did they expose?
Muckrakers exposed problems like political corruption, child labor, and safety issues with workers. Their work increased support for progressivism, which, in the long run, helped end child labor, get a shorter workweek, and improve the lives of the poor.

Who first used the term muckraker?
The term derives from the word muckrake used by President Theodore Roosevelt in a speech in 1906, in which he agreed with many of the charges of the muckrakers but asserted that some of their methods were sensational and irresponsible.

What was the goal of the muckrakers?
One of the important events during his presidency was the influence exerted by the “Muckrakers”. The main goal of the Muckrakers was to raise awareness of social injustices, inequality, corruption and the abuse of political power in order to bring about reform.

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