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Ch 12: MTEL History: The Progressive Era

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We can help you review the history of the progressive era as part of your preparation for the MTEL History Exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you varied approaches to help you correctly answer questions on this subject that appear on the test.

MTEL History: The Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to revisit the history of the progressive era as you study for the MTEL History Exam. The videos cover all the important topics you'll need to know, including:

  • Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives
  • Government regulations on the economy and industry
  • Presidential election of 1912
  • African Americans during the Progressive Era
  • Women's suffrage and early feminism

Our knowledgeable instructors thoroughly cover each topic, highlighting key concepts and terms, to help you prepare for the test. By having several approaches to learning the material, absorbing the information you need to know becomes easier and more enjoyable.

Objectives of the MTEL History: The Progressive Era Chapter

The MTEL History Exam evaluates your knowledge and comprehension of history from ancient times to the present day. It has three major sections: US History, World History, and Geography, Government and Economics. The topics in The Progressive Era chapter are part of the US History Objective, which makes up about 30% of the test questions. A passing grade is necessary to become licensed as a teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson give you a way to test your knowledge and to practice answering the types of questions that will appear on the exam.

There are multiple-choice and open-response items on the test. The multiple-choice items, 80% of your score, give you a passage or question to read followed by several response choices from which you must select the correct one. The open-response items, 20% of your score, ask you to compose an articulate, logical, well-organized essay on historical topics.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTEL 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.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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