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Ch 46: Figures & Events of the Progressive Era (1900-1917)

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Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, trust-busting government regulations, and the women's suffrage movement are just some of the topics covered in our Progressive Era history chapter. Watch the video lessons and take the multiple-choice quizzes to review the various reforms occurring in this period of American history.

Figures & Events of the Progressive Era (1900-1917) - Chapter Summary

Re-examine Theodore Roosevelt's political agenda alongside the role muckraking journalists played in bringing about the reforms characterizing the Progressive Era. Lessons in this chapter can help you study government regulations designed to break up monopolies, protect workers and consumers, reform the banking industry, and curb corruption in local and state politics.

We'll also help you take another look at the outcomes of the 1912 presidential election and the accomplishments of Woodrow Wilson's term in office. To give you a quick review of key leaders in the fight for African American and women's rights, we've included lessons outlining the work of such individuals as Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Burns as well. Conclude your studies with a lesson describing the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. Chapter topics include:

  • Progressive Era political agendas and reforms
  • Presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson
  • African Americans in the Progressive Era
  • Early feminism and the women's suffrage movement
  • Accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt

This chapter breaks up instruction into short video lessons lasting less than ten minutes each, making it easy to focus on a particular issue associated with this busy era in American history. You can also take multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a chapter test to discover which topics could use a little more study time.

9 Lessons in Chapter 46: Figures & Events of the Progressive Era (1900-1917)
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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.

Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

9. Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

In this lesson, we will explore the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt. See how she changed the role of First Lady through her active participation in American politics and avocation for human rights.

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