Ch 32: NMTA: The Progressive Era

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Strengthen your knowledge of the Progressive Era as you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science assessment. Watch short videos and take self-assessment quizzes to gain the insight you need to succeed on the exam.

NMTA: The Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter are designed to reacquaint you with the Progressive Era as you prepare to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment, which has replaced the NMTA assessment. Use the lessons to refresh your knowledge of this era to ensure you're ready to address the following on the exam:

  • Examining the political agenda of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Analyzing the influence of muckrakers
  • Explaining the work and home improvements of the Progressive movement
  • Defining trust busting and examining government regulations on the economy
  • Understanding Progressive politics and the presidential election of 1912
  • Analyzing African American issues and leaders in the Progressive Era
  • Describing concerns of early feminists and leading suffragettes

You can watch the videos to review information you haven't studied in years, or introduce yourself to topics you've never encountered as you prepare for the exam. The lessons are both comprehensive and entertaining, ensuring you're fully ready to tackle questions on the assessment that address the Progressive Era.

NMTA: The Progressive Era Chapter Objectives

The NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment is designed to gauge your comprehension of the subject to make sure you're ready to obtain a teaching license and educate students in New Mexico classrooms. This NMTA: The Progressive Era chapter covers topics found in the history content domain of this assessment, which constitutes approximately 50% of the total test. To prepare for the assessment, you can watch the video lessons in this chapter and also access full text transcripts for each lesson if you'd prefer a written version of the materials. After reviewing the lessons, take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to test your comprehension of the Progressive Era.

Every question on this assessment is multiple-choice and based on a specific test competency. You will be asked to read each question, which might take the form of a short paragraph, sentence or question. Following the question will be a set of four answers, one of which you will be required to choose as the best response.

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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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