Pages 596 to 602 of chapter 19 focus on progressives, a political style utilized by the United States to address social and economic problems. The approach valued efficiency and organization and relied on scientific expertise to alleviate chances for clash of interests. Although the method helped the government address various issues which contributed to poverty and improved racial relations, sometimes it led to extreme measures. For instance, progressives applied eugenics to eliminate society of crime, poverty, and alcoholism. Indeed, the progressives established procedures and the organization, which would instill growth habits in the community.
The progressives were effective in improving American society and race relations. They addressed social problems which contributed to poverty and poor health, including dilapidated living conditions and food insecurity. Additionally, they minimized racial segregation in education and economic activities, which changed how individuals from different ethnic groups interacted. For instance, such minority groups as African Americans were allowed to strive for civil rights and higher education.