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Progressive Era: Health and Environmental Reform
Transcript of Progressive Era: Health and Environmental Reform
The conservation and the preservation activist led by Gifford Pinchot and John Muir advocated for the improvement and protection of nature outside the cities.
They worked to maintain resources such as the forests for the use by humans
President Roosevelt set laws and policies that helped both health and environment.Before Roosevelt's presidency the government paid little attention to the nation's natural resources. In the late 1900's the Americans exploited their natural environmental
Coal companies cluttered the land from refuse
Lumber companies ignored the effect of their logging operations on flood control and did not replace the trees that were cut down.
Cities dropped untreated sewage and industrial wastes into rivers, disrupting rivers and streams. Environmental Reforms Cont. Work Cited: "Conservation in the Progressive Era." University of Washington Press. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Jan. 2013.
"Pollution Issues." Progressive Movement. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Jan. 2013.
"Schoolhouse Rock Telegraph Line (Nervous System)." Youtube. N.p., n.d. Web. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gdjcd68sGE>.
"Save the Ocean "Schoolhouse Rock! Earth"" Youtube. N.p., n.d. Web. <Save the Ocean "Schoolhouse Rock! Earth">. -The Health conditions made it extremely difficult for the workers to work sufficiently.
-The conditions caused many health issues such as:
-Many deaths -Diseases
-clothing rips/tears -Sickness
-poor lungs -"non working workers"
-Strikes to helps the owners get a better understanding of the server conditions they were facing
-Soon the owners of companies began to realize that as they kept putting to the side these issues they were only losing workers and that their work was very sufficient causing them to make a change. Health Reform cont.