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Ch 33: Progressive Era of the Early 1900s

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Use this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of the Progressive Era. Using simple lessons and self-assessments, this convenient history chapter enables you to prepare for exams at any time that fits your schedule.

Progressive Era of the Early 1900s - Chapter Summary

Take a look at these informative history lessons to review the Progressive Era of the early 1900s. Taught by expert history instructors, this chapter examines a variety of important historical topics from the time period, such as the presidential election of 1912, the 19th Amendment, civil and women's rights, trust busting and more. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Assess the political agenda of Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives
  • Define the concept of trust busting
  • Analyze government economic and industrial regulations during the Progressive Era
  • Understand the significance of the 1912 presidential election
  • Evaluate the life and work of Betty Friedan
  • Recognize issues and leaders pertaining to Progressive Era African Americans
  • Explain how Susan B. Anthony impacted women's rights in the United States
  • Summarize the 19th Amendment

Each lesson comes with a short multiple-choice quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of Progressive Era topics. You can work through the chapter at your own pace using any computer or mobile device. Study at any time and reach out to our instructors if you have any questions about the chapter material.

7 Lessons in Chapter 33: Progressive Era of the Early 1900s
Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

1. Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

In the early 20th century, the United States had become an increasingly industrialized society. Progressive reformers believed that many social, economic and political issues required federal government regulation. Learn how Progressive Era reformers, including President Theodore Roosevelt and his Square Deal, worked to correct problems that accompanied this rapid development and expansion.

Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era

2. Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era

During the Progressive Era, from around 1900-1917, government intervened in the economy, breaking up trusts, and regulating railroads and other industries. Learn how government worked to curb the power of unregulated big business and provide tariff and banking reforms.

Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

3. Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

The presidential election of 1912 was a four-way race that brought out third party candidates and a former president. Learn about the candidates, their platforms and Woodrow Wilson's major accomplishments.

Betty Friedan: Biography, Facts & Quotes

4. Betty Friedan: Biography, Facts & Quotes

Learn about Betty Friedan, the author of The Feminine Mystique and one of the most vocal and active supporters of feminism during the twentieth century.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

5. African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

During the Progressive Era, from approximately 1900 to 1918, progress for many African Americans was hard to come by. Explore some of the inequalities African Americans faced and learn about notable African-American leaders of the era including Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Who Was Susan B. Anthony? - Women's Rights Facts & Significance

6. Who Was Susan B. Anthony? - Women's Rights Facts & Significance

This lesson discusses the life and work of Susan B. Anthony. Learn more about her fight for women's rights, including the fight for women's suffrage, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified

7. What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees all women the right to vote. Let's take a look at the lengthy and arduous path traveled by women seeking not only the right to vote, but also acknowledgment of citizenship.

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