Ch 10: CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Progressive Era in the U.S.

About This Chapter

The Progressive Era in the U.S. chapter was created to teach you about the changes that took place in America in the early 1900s. The chapter's online video lessons highlight the political agendas and reforms of the Progressive Era. Take the lesson quizzes to test your knowledge.

The Progressive Era in the U.S. - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The Progressive Era in the U.S. chapter includes information about early feminist leaders as well as politics and journalism. Progressive reforms and amendments are also covered. After you've watched the chapter's online video lessons, you could understand:

  • The presidential platform of Woodrow Wilson and other political candidates
  • Local and state political reforms
  • The contributions of Ida B. Wells and Booker T. Washington
  • The importance of the settlement house movement

Video Objective
Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda Explore the political agenda of Theodore Roosevelt along with the Square Deal.
The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence Discover how the muckrakers uncovered political and economic problems.
Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era Explore the ways in which improvements were made in citizens' home and work lives.
Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy and Industry in the Progressive Era Learn about the government's regulation of railroads as well as economic interventions.
Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms and Amendments Study political reforms and the 16th, 17th and 18th Amendments.
Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms and Significance Examine the details and outcome of this four-way presidential race.
African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues and Leaders Learn about the challenges faced by African Americans during the Progressive Era.
Women's Suffrage and Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment and Leaders Discover how roles changed for women, and read about the efforts of suffrage leaders to ensure voting rights for women.

4 Lessons in Chapter 10: CLEP Social Sciences and History: The Progressive Era in the U.S.
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Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

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.

The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

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.

Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era

3. 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.

Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders

4. 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.

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