What were the major social issues of the time and who was affected? Did you know that children under 5 worked in factories during the progressive era? There were a number of major social issues in the progressive era that affected society tremendously. If the children had better working conditions, then it wouldn’t have been so many deaths and injuries.Workers during the progressive era did not have half the working rights today. Eugene Debs stated “those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial task have the least.”Workers had to work hard for long hours. They worked hard for long hours with low pay.Eugene Debs stated”like other great commercial centers,is unfit for human habitation.”Bad working conditions. If you have bad working conditions you could be injured. Workers during the progressive era did not have half, the working rights today.Women didn’t have the right to vote. Eugene Debs stated “it is better to vote for what you want and not get it then vote for what you don’t want and get it. Women didn’t have the right to vote during the progressive era. If they had the right to vote They would probably change how the way they were treated. Susan B. Anthony stated”women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote.They were just women petitioning for the right to vote. Since they didn’t have the right they kept petitioning to become equal like them. Women didn’t have the right to vote. Kids and women had lack of civil rights. Maya angelou stated “equal rights fair play,justice,are all like the air,we all have it or nun of us have it.” Children didn’t have no worker rights. They had no wages worked basically as slaves for long hours in bad working conditions. Women were the same as children when it come to civil rights. It was bad enough they didn’t have the right to vote,they were treated as second class citizens.Women and kids had lack of workers rights.Did you know that children under five worked in factories during the progressive era? There were a number of major social issues in the progressive era that affected society tremendously. If the children had better working condition, Then it wouldn’t have been so many deaths and injuries.