There were four goals of progressivism during the progressive era. One goal was protecting social welfare which meant social welfare reformers worked to soften some of the harsh conditions of industrialization. The second goal was promoting moral improvement which meant morality held the key to improving lives of poor people. Another one is creating economic reform which meant questioning the system of capitalism and embracing socialism. The last one is fostering efficiency which meant many progressive leaders put their faith in experts and scientific principles to make society and the workplace more efficient.