Progressive Era in the United States is a period that was characterized by a wide range of political, economic, moral and social reforms. This period lasted between the years 1890s to 1920s which responded to the changes brought about by industrialization. Progressive era was a national movement with its members from the middle class. It was during this period that many journalists began calling to the attention of massive exploitation that was taking place. Such exploitation included corruption in city governments, child labor ruthless business practices and horror of lunching.