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- Theodore Roosevelt's political agenda and the Progressives
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- Trust busting and government regulations on the economy and industry
- Progressive politics
- The presidential election of 1912
- African American issues and leaders
- Women's suffrage and early feminist concerns
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Florence Kelley: Biography & Quotes
Florence Kelley was a leader in the suffragette, labor, civil rights, and child labor movements. She was the first Executive Secretary of the National Consumers League and the vanguard of the ~'White Label Project. In this lesson, you will explore the life of Florence Kelley and read some of her famous quotes.
10. Frances Perkins: Biography & Quotes
Frances Perkins was a champion for the rights of workers and women. In this endeavor, she became the first female to serve on the U.S. presidential cabinet. In this lesson, you will learn about the life of Frances Perkins, her many achievements, and read some of her famous quotes.
11. Margaret Sanger: Biography, Accomplishments & Quotes
In this lesson, we will explore the ambitions, accomplishments, and controversies of the fascinating life of birth control advocate and Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger.
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