What is Progressivism? - Definition, History & Goals


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The Progressive Party was formed in what year?

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1. The public's response to Upton Sinclair's novel 'The Jungle' helped bring about?

2. Most Progressives sought all of the following EXCEPT the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How did Progressivism begin in the United States, and what is the movement's role in history? You'll need to know about these and other topics related to the Progressive Party in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Origin of the Progressive Party
  • Impact of Upton Sinclair's novel, 'The Jungle'
  • Stated goals of Progressivism
  • Characteristics of muckrakers
  • Constitutional amendments enacted during the Progressive Era

Skills Practiced

These study tools will help you develop the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of Progressivism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the stated goals of the Progressive movement
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as muckraker and Progressive Party
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various influences that inspired Progressivism

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, What is Progressivism? - Definition, History & Goals, provides more information about this movement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the effects of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
  • Identify the definition and goals of Progressivism
  • Recognize the issues important to Progressivism
  • Know the goals achieved through the Progressive moment