“My purpose was to see if the shameful facts, spread out in all their shame, would not

“My purpose was
to see if the shameful facts, spread out in all their shame, would not burn through our civic
shamelessness and set fire to American pride.”
According to Steffens, what was the purpose of muckraking journalism?
• to encourage people to buy fewer newspapers
O to encourage people to become muckraking journalists themselves
• to encourage people to rise up against their government
O to encourage people to take action against widespread corruption