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Ch 14: The Progressive Era: Help and Review

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The Progressive Era chapter of this High School U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the history of the Progressive Era. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Progressive Era history.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school U.S. history material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn high school U.S. history. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the political reforms and social issues characterizing the first two decades of the 20th century
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the Progressive Era
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history learning resources

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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Progressive Era chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Progressive Era chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Progressive Era history question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Progressive Era unit of a standard high school U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • Theodore Roosevelt's political agendas
  • The influence of the muckrakers
  • The Progressive Era's work and home improvements
  • Trust busting and government regulation
  • Progressive politics, reforms and constitutional amendments
  • Candidates and platforms of the 1912 presidential election
  • African American leaders and issues
  • Women's suffrage and early feminism

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: The Progressive Era: Help and Review
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.

Child Labor in the Progressive Era

9. Child Labor in the Progressive Era

Children slaving away in factories, hawking newspapers on city streets or cleaning chimneys. These were common sights in the U.S. in the early 20th Century. In this lesson, we examine child labor during the era and efforts to reform or stop it.

The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916

10. The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916

Child labor is a practice we do not condone today, but this wasn't always the case. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the first pieces of legislation designed to end child labor.

What was the Panic of 1907? - Timeline, Causes & Effects

11. What was the Panic of 1907? - Timeline, Causes & Effects

In 1907, the United States experienced its worse financial crisis to date - surpassed only by the Great Depression 22 years later. In this lesson, we'll discuss the timeline and what caused the Panic of 1907, as well as the impact it had on Wall Street and the US economy.

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