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Ch 3: Events of the Progressive Era: Tutoring Solution

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  • Describe Theodore Roosevelt's political agenda and his Square Deal.
  • Learn about the Muckrakers and their attempts to reveal social injustices in U.S. society.
  • Examine efforts by the Progressive movement to improve workplace conditions.
  • Study government regulations of railroads and other industries.
  • Discuss the presidential election of 1912, including Woodrow Wilson's platform.
  • Meet African American leaders of the Progressive era.
  • Study the women's suffrage movement, early feminism and the 19th amendment.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Theodore Roosevelt's political agenda and his Square Deal.
  • Learn about the Muckrakers and their attempts to reveal social injustices in U.S. society.
  • Examine efforts by the Progressive movement to improve workplace conditions.
  • Study government regulations of railroads and other industries.
  • Discuss the presidential election of 1912, including Woodrow Wilson's platform.
  • Meet African American leaders of the Progressive era.
  • Study the women's suffrage movement, early feminism and the 19th amendment.

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Events of the Progressive Era: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era

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.

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

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.

Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

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.

Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

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.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

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.

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

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.

Settlement Houses: Definition, History & Effects

9. Settlement Houses: Definition, History & Effects

Located in urban areas of poverty, settlement houses aimed to address the problems of the rapidly growing American cities. Jane Addams and her Hull House led this movement in the 1890s and early twentieth century. Learn about settlement houses and test yourself with a quiz.

Stalwarts: Definition & History

10. Stalwarts: Definition & History

Stalwarts, Half-Breeds, and Mugwumps, oh my! Learn about the Stalwarts and other Republican factions of the 1870s and 1880s, and discover how a presidential assassination affected them all.

The Hepburn Act: Definition & Facts

11. The Hepburn Act: Definition & Facts

This lesson discusses how the Hepburn Act of 1906 helped stop unfair pricing in the railroad industry. You will learn how this act changed the relationship between government and private businesses for good. After the lesson, take the quiz to test yourself.

The Progressive Party: Definition & Platform

12. The Progressive Party: Definition & Platform

Although the Progressive Party was short-lived, many of its ideas and suggested reforms are ones you would recognize today. This lesson examines how this party came to be and the effect it had on American history.

The Progressive Party: Ideas & Beliefs

13. The Progressive Party: Ideas & Beliefs

Founded in 1912, the Progressive Party emerged in response to a conservative shift in American politics. As the face of the party, Theodore Roosevelt called for reforms and regulations in many areas of society.

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