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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an America during 1900 to 1917 unit of a standard post-Civil War U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives
- Work and home improvements of the Progressive Era
- Government intervention in the economy
- Progressive politics
- Women's suffrage and early feminism
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Roosevelt & the Progressives from 1900 to 1912
This lesson explores the elections of 1900, 1904, and 1908. It highlights Roosevelt's political career, his relationship with Taft, the Bull Moose Party, and the Republican loss of 1912. When you're done reading about these things, you'll be able to test your knowledge with a quiz!
10. History of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act
This lesson will explain the economic aspects of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act. It will also discuss its impact on the Republican Party and the presidency of William Taft.
11. The Pinchot-Ballinger Controversy
This lesson will explain the Pinchot-Ballinger Controversy that took place during the Taft administration. It will highlight how this controversy not only affected Alaska and the environment, but the entire Republican Party.
12. Samuel Gompers: Biography & Facts
One of the most prominent labor union leaders of the 20th Century was Samuel Gompers. Gompers founded the (AFL) American Federation of Labor and served as its president from 1886 to 1924.
13. Theodore Roosevelt: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments
War hero, statesmen, and politician, Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States from 1901-1909. Roosevelt is considered to be the first modern president. His administration expanded the power and control of the executive branch.
14. William McKinley: Facts, Biography, Presidency & Assassination
William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States. In this lesson, learn a bit about McKinley and his time in office, as well as his untimely assassination at the hands of a dubious anarchist.
15. Facts About the Titanic: History, Sinking & Survivors
This lesson offers a brief examination of elements of the sinking of the Titanic. The ships short history and a chronology of the sinking will be covered. We'll also look at some of the survivors of the tragedy
16. The Elkins Act of 1903 & Mann-Elkins Act of 1910
Both the Elkins Act and the Mann-Elkins act empowered the Interstate Commerce Commission to more strictly regulate the operations of major railroad companies. Learn about these landmark Progressive Era measures, and test yourself with a quiz.
17. Muller v. Oregon: Summary & Case Brief
Learn about Muller vs. Oregon, a landmark Supreme Court case with a mixed legacy. Meet Louis Brandeis, the young attorney who used social science to argue that women workers needed special protection due to the inherent difference between women and men.
18. The Workingmen's Compensation Act: Definition & Significance
Throughout history, the federal government has passed several pieces of legislation to compensate workers who are injured on the job. Once such piece of legislation is the Workingmen's Compensation Act, which we will explore in this lesson.
19. Arthur Zimmermann: Biography & Facts
Arthur Zimmermann, the German Foreign Secretary during World War I, authored one of the most notorious telegrams in the history of the Western World. In this lesson, you will learn about more about Arthur Zimmermann.
20. Women's Trade Union League: Definition & Overview
The Women's Trade Union League was the first trade union organized for women workers in the United States. In this lesson, you will learn about the origins of the WTUL, its mission, and its accomplishments.
21. Cheerleading: History & Famous Cheerleaders
It wouldn't be an American sporting season without cheerleaders. We see them everywhere, we have our own opinions on cheerleading, but how much we you really know about this sport? In this lesson, we'll cover the history of cheerleading and see how it became an American pastime.
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