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Muckrakers

Nellie Bly, one of the first female muckrakers
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 1314116

What was the impact of muckrackers on the U.S. during the Progressive Era?

(A) their exposés of corruption led to legislative reforms in many areas
(B) they had little real impact because the U.S. Congress was controlled by businessmen who favored a laissez-faire approach
(C) they created a distrust of investigative journalism because of their lurid stories
(D) their pro-communist perspective alienated virtually all moderate Americans
(E) their stories glorified the rich and famous

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