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Ch 39: MTTC History: The Progressive Era

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Let our instructors help you prepare for the MTTC History exam with these short lessons on the Progressive Era. Review critical events from this period, including key movements and elections.

MTTC History: The Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

Simplify your preparations for the MTTC History exam with these short and concise lessons on the Progressive Era. You'll be ready for related questions on the exam after watching videos that cover:

  • Theodore Roosevelt's political agenda and the Progressives
  • Government regulations on the economy and industry
  • Trust busting in the Progressive era
  • Amendments and reforms of the Progressives
  • Candidates and platforms of the 1912 presidential election
  • Issues of African Americans in the Progressive era
  • Women's suffrage and the early feminist movement

Watch these lessons in order as part of your review for the MTTC History exam, or just pick the ones you need a refresher on and skip the rest. Find key terms you'll need to know about on the exam in our lesson transcripts and take the chapter exam as a final practice before attempting the MTTC History exam.

Objectives of the MTTC History: The Progressive Era Chapter

Michigan teachers are required to take the MTTC History exam as part of the licensure process to become a history teacher. This exam is designed to gauge your comprehension of U.S. and world history, economics and political science, and it utilizes a multiple-choice format. The exam has four subareas, including a U.S. history subarea, which is where you'll find questions about the Progressive Era. About 33% of the exam's questions are included in the U.S. history area.

You can use our self-assessment quizzes to become familiar with the format of the questions you'll see on the exam, as well as the content you'll be asked about. Each question varies; you could be asked to read a passage or look at a map then respond to questions, or you could see a short question and be expected to choose the best option from a series of responses.

6 Lessons in Chapter 39: MTTC 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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