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Students will learn:
- Progressive reforms and amendments
- The influence of the Muckrakers
- Early feminism and women's suffrage
- Women's rights and advancement
- Progressive labor reforms
- President Roosevelt's Progressive policies
- Progressive Era industrial and economic regulations
- Environmental conservation and preservation
- The significance of the 1912 presidential election
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1. 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.
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. 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.
4. Advancement for Women: Education, Employment & Rights
In this lesson, we will take a look at the advancement of women's rights during the 19th and early 20th centuries. We'll learn about the key events and themes surrounding the 'first wave' of the feminist movement and see how they impacted society.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Environmental Conservation and Preservation: Definition, Differences & Advocates
This lesson will explain two views on how land can be managed and discuss famous supporters of each view. We will also explore examples of situations where the views are opposing each other and when they can be combined for the common good.
9. 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.
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. Woodrow Wilson: Presidency & Reforms
Woodrow Wilson went from being a political scientist to one of America's most loved presidents. This lesson looks at his development as a politician, his reforms, and the achievements of his presidency.
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Other chapters within the Glencoe U.S. History - The American Vision: Online Textbook Help course
- Chapter 1: Creating a Nation (Beginnings - 1789)
- Chapter 2: Growth and Conflict (1789 - 1877)
- Chapter 3: The Birth of Modern America (1877 - 1900)
- Chapter 4: Becoming a World Power (1872 - 1912)
- Chapter 6: World War I and Its Aftermath (1914 - 1920)
- Chapter 7: The Jazz Age (1921 - 1929)
- Chapter 8: Normalcy and Good Times (1921 - 1929)
- Chapter 9: The Great Depression Begins (1929 - 1932)
- Chapter 10: Roosevelt and the New Deal (1933 - 1939)
- Chapter 11: A World in Flames (1931 - 1941)
- Chapter 12: America and World War II (1941 - 1945)
- Chapter 13: The Cold War Begins (1945 - 1960)
- Chapter 14: Postwar American (1945 - 1960)
- Chapter 15: The New Frontier and the Great Society (1961 - 1968)
- Chapter 16: The Civil Rights Movement (1954 - 1968)
- Chapter 17: The Vietnam War (1954 - 1975)
- Chapter 18: The Politics of Protest (1960 - 1980)
- Chapter 19: Politics and Economics (1971 - 1980)
- Chapter 20: Resurgence of Conservatism (1980 - 1992)
- Chapter 21: Into a New Century (1991 - Present)