Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments


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1. What was the general goal of the initiative, referendum, and recall measures first proposed in the early 1900s by Populists such as William Jennings Bryan?

2. Why was the Seventeenth Amendment an important political reform?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you identify principles of progressive politics. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to be able to identify proponents of these politics as well as the significance of the Seventeenth Amendment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • An influential politician of the Progressive Era
  • The Progressive Era and the influence of political machines
  • The Seventeenth Amendment

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding progressive politics and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the Progressive Era
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related politics lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about progressive politics, review the corresponding lesson titled Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the most influential politician during the Progressive Era
  • Examine characteristics of the Progressive Era
  • Determine how the Progressive Party came to be
  • Learn about state political reforms
  • Review the 16th, 17th and 18th amendments