Positive and Negative Impacts of Reform Movements

Discuss a couple of positive reforms pushed forward by Progressive activists.

Activists were attempting to address pressing societal issues with a wide range of progressive reforms in this era. However, not all issues were addressed in a positive way, and some issues were neglected altogether. How were some conservationists misguided in their environmentalist efforts? How did racial justice factor into the Progressive agenda? Why is it important to acknowledge both the positive and negative impacts of reform movements like the Progressive Era?