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Ch 27: NYSTCE Social Studies: Progressive Era

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Look over this chapter to learn the history of the Progressive Era as part of your preparations for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. These lessons will address significant leaders, events, and improvements about which you may be tested.

NYSTCE Social Studies: Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you prepare for the history questions on the NYSTCE Social Studies exam that may address the Progressive Era by carefully explaining the importance of this era. These lessons will detail the following:

  • Theodore Roosevelt as a Progressive Era reformer
  • Influence of the muckrakers
  • Societal improvements and government regulations of the Progressive Era
  • Reforms of progressive politics
  • African American and women leaders and issues of the Progressive Era

You can approach these lessons in two ways, by viewing them in a brief video format and reading them as transcriptions. After you absorb the information, you can test how well you comprehend what you've learned by taking a cumulative chapter exam that will help you gauge what you may need to study further.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: NYSTCE Social Studies: 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.

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.

The Progressive Movement & Mechanisms for Increased Political Participation

6. The Progressive Movement & Mechanisms for Increased Political Participation

The Progressive Movement marked an era of political activism. Reformers sought to strengthen democracy, eliminate corruption and protect laborers. This lesson explains the movement and how it increased political participation.

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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