Teddy was the youngest president in history at the time.
Roosevelt read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, a muckraker
As a result, he passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Food and Drug Act
While some progressives fought industry with labor unions and government regulation, others helped industry by using science in the workplace.
Taylorism – increasing efficiency through studies of human motion.
Henry Ford learned that the less people had to move, the faster they would work.
Ford’s assembly line
The first cars were very expensive.
The Model T was the first car that middle class people could afford.
The assembly line lowered the cost of the Model T from $825 to $300.
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