Ch 21: Holt United States History Chapter 21: The Progressive Spirit of Reform (1868-1920)

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The Progressive Spirit of Reform (1868-1920) chapter of this Holt United States History Online Textbook Help course helps students learn the essential United States history lessons of the Progressive Era. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with The Progressive Spirit of Reform (1868-1920) textbook chapter.

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  • Political machines' control during the Gilded Age
  • Relationship between labor unions and big business
  • Growth of feminism during the Progressive Era
  • The African American stand during the Gilded Age
  • Progressive politics, amendments and reform
  • Trust busting and the government's attempts to manage big business
  • Changes in education during urbanization

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7 Lessons in Chapter 21: Holt United States History Chapter 21: The Progressive Spirit of Reform (1868-1920)
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Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

1. Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

Refresh your memory of the 'Forgotten Presidents' of the Gilded Age, and learn how Civil Service Reform might have cleaned up the federal government, but not the cities and states. They were the domain of political machines, like Tammany Hall.

Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

2. Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

Before American businesses had to comply with basic labor laws and safety regulations, workers organized to improve their working conditions. Learn about the early labor unions and their violent clashes with management and government.

Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits

3. Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits

In this lesson, we explore the early women's rights movement and their rejection of traditional gender roles in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and Great Britain.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

4. 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.

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.

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

6. 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.

Education During the Progressive Era: Reform & Growth of Urban Education

7. Education During the Progressive Era: Reform & Growth of Urban Education

Social and political reform during the Progressive Era of American history led to major advancements in public education. In this lesson, we'll examine three of those advancements: the spread of high schools, urban education, and teacher training.

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