Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era


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How did William James' approach to Progressive reform differ from John Dewey's?

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1. How was the work of Henry Ford influenced by Frederick W. Taylor?

2. Which of the following is a profile of a person who directly benefited from the Supreme Court case Muller v. Oregon (1908)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Progressive Era ushered in substantial changes designed to improve the lives of individuals both at work and at home. The worksheet and quiz combination will help you to learn about the contents and purposes of these improvements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These evaluation questions will test you on:

  • Consequences of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
  • Child labor reforms
  • Health and safety at home
  • Contributions of John Dewey and the Pragmatists
  • The promotion of scientific principles

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills in the following areas:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main topics and people, including pragmatist John Dewey
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Progressive Era Improvements at Work & Home lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about child labor reforms

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson, Work & Home Improvements of the Progressive Era to be sure that you have accurately learned all of the relevant information. The following objectives can be acquired from this lesson:

  • Identify measures to increase safety and promote good health in the home
  • Understand how scientific principles affected organization and efficiency in the workplace
  • Discover the resulting changes from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
  • Explore the views of John Dewey and the Pragmatists
  • Discover the changes made to wages and working hours