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how did progressivism affect the role of the federal government in the early 1900s?
my book talks about,.." by the mid-1910s, Progressives could take pride in the many changes they had helped bring about. they had redefined the role of government in business and politics. there were limits to what they had accomplished, however. for example, Progressives focused primarily on the problems of cities. they did little to address the plights of tenant and migrant farmers and of nonunionized owrkers in general... many progressives supported the governments's imperialistic policies abroad..."
could i include this in my answer, because its all i found in my book..and how can i put it in my own words.
This site may help you understand what the book says.