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Ch 3: The Progressive Era (1900-1917)

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Watch Progressive Era video lessons and learn about Roosevelt's politics, government regulation, the suffrage movement, and more. These lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

The Progressive Era (1900-1917) - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Around the turn of the century, America was making a lot of changes. In this chapter, you'll learn about the government policies, social reform movements, and people who worked to make our country better. Our instructors have broken down lessons in order to cover subjects like investigative journalism, presidential elections, government regulation, and women's suffrage in more detail. You'll learn about the Progressives' general outlook and the four different Constitutional Amendments that were passed during this era. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • Progressive politics, reforms, and movements
  • Presidential involvement in the Progressive cause
  • How the government worked to regulate the economy
  • The women and African-Americans who fought for equal rights

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives: Definition and Political AgendaLearn about President Roosevelt's plan based on natural conservation, corporate control, and consumer protection.
The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and InfluenceExamine the influential journalists who worked to reveal injustices and oversights.
Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive EraTake a look at how Progressives worked to improve conditions in the workplace and at home.
'Trust Busting' and Government Regulations on Economy and Industry in the Progressive EraExplore the ways in which the Progressive government attempted to regulate the economy and promote healthy competition in markets.
Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms, and AmendmentsStudy the major figures in political reform of this time and the introduction of the 16th, 17th, and 18th Amendments.
Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms, and SignificanceDiscover the specifics of the 4-way presidential race and how Wilson came out on top.
African-Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues and LeadersLearn about Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and other African-American leaders in the Progressive era.
Women's Suffrage and Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment, and LeadersTake a look at the leading ladies who fought for the 19th Amendment that allows women to vote.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Progressive Era (1900-1917)
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.

The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

2. The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

A spirit of reform marked the Progressive Era from around 1900 to 1917. It was in this spirit that muckrakers, who were influential journalists, worked to reveal injustices and oversights in American society. Learn how muckrakers raised awareness of America's social, economic and political problems.

Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era

3. Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era

During the Progressive Era, from around 1900-1917, reformers made efforts to improve living conditions in society. Lean how Progressive reformers worked to alleviate difficulties facing Americans in the workplace and at home.

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

4. 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.

Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

5. Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

During the Progressive Era, from around 1900-1917, political reformers pushed for an end of abuse of power in politics and government. Learn how political reforms of the Progressive Era helped make government more responsive to the people, prompting changes at every level of government.

Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

6. 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.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

7. 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.

Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders

8. Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders

The women's suffrage movement became one of the most prominent areas of reform during the Progressive movement. Learn about the work of early feminists, changing roles of women and notable women suffrage leaders who pushed for women's right to vote.

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