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Ch 50: GACE History: The Progressive Era

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Let us help you refresh your knowledge of events during the Progressive Era in the United States. These video lessons and quizzes can help you prepare for these types of questions on the GACE History exam.

GACE History: The Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to prepare for GACE History exam questions on the U.S. economy, politics and social issues of the Progressive Era of the early 1900s. You'll be ready to handle questions covering topics including:

  • Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives political views
  • Influence of the muckrakers
  • Improvements at work and at home during the era
  • Government regulations on the economy and industry
  • Political actions in the Progressive Era
  • The significance of the 1912 presidential election
  • African-American issues and leaders
  • Women's rights causes and leaders

Our lessons help you review topics you explored in your college classes, but may also introduce you to some new ideas. You can review these videos in preparation for the GACE History exam on a computer or mobile device. Our format lets you proceed at your own pace and makes it easy to locate particular topics you wish to review further.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Progressive Era Chapter

Georgia requires passing the GACE History exam for certification to teach history in grades 6-12. The exam is divided into two tests. Questions on the material examined in this chapter are on test II, in the subarea on United States history after 1877, which comprises 40% of test II's total score.

All questions in this subarea are selected-response, and the exam is delivered on computer. You can practice answering similar questions in the quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes also give you a way to assess your knowledge and decide if you need additional review prior to exam day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 50: GACE History: The Progressive Era
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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.

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