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The Muckrakers

Use the Web sites below to learn more about the muckrakers. What topics did they investigate? How did they affect public opinion? What legal changes did they help to bring about? Write a summary of the muckrakers' impact on society.

Muckrakers 65/ mu/ muckrake.html
Brief article on the American journalists who worked to expose business abuses and corrupt politics.