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Ch 9: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 9: Progressive Era

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The Progressive Era chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American 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 Era textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans Progressive Era chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Progressive Era topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Students will learn:

  • Progressive politics
  • Labor reform in the Progressive Era
  • Feminism in the 19th century
  • Advancement for women
  • Women in the workforce at the turn of the 20th century
  • Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives
  • The Muckrakers
  • The election and presidency of William Howard Taft
  • Presidential election of 1912
  • Government regulations on the economy and industry in the Progressive Era
  • Women's suffrage

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9 Lessons in Chapter 9: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 9: Progressive Era
Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

1. 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.

Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era

2. 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.

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.

Advancement for Women: Education, Employment & Rights

4. Advancement for Women: Education, Employment & Rights

In this lesson, we will take a look at the advancement of women's rights during the 19th and early 20th centuries. We'll learn about the key events and themes surrounding the 'first wave' of the feminist movement and see how they impacted society.

Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

5. 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

6. 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.

Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

7. 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.

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

8. 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

9. 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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