Describe with strong examples how religion and a concern with social morality (i.e., combating vices like alcohol, indigence, and sex) fueled many Progressive Era reform movements. How did religion impact Progressivism at this time?
Religion played a major role during the progressive era, which has been defined as a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the united states that spanned the 1890s to the 1920s. the main objectives of the progressive movement were to address the challenges caused by industrialization, urbanization, immigration and political corruption. During this era, faith-based organizations too were not left behind. The catholic social justice leaders such John Ryan and Dorothy Day pushed for similar values and religious activism.