The key ideas of the Progressive movement included industrialization, immigration, and urbanization. Also, they were centered on gender equality issues and the prevention of political corruption. Most followers of the movement were white-collars, workers, immigrants, and women. With reboot groups working on their development, progressivism and socialism shared such same values as economic freedom. Additionally, they both were interested in educational reforms and the improvement of the working conditions of laborers. Meanwhile, socialists believe that capitalism exploits the working class and requires instant changes. Contrastingly, progressives regard capitalism as the most efficient way to grow the wealth of society. Additionally, socialism aims for a planned economy, while progressivism goes for a mixed economy.
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