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- Theodore Roosevelt's political agenda and the Progressives
- The Muckrakers
- Work and home improvements
- 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
During the early 1900's, progressive era reformers (including President Theodore Roosevelt) sought federal government regulations to solve the social, economic, and political problems in America. Learn about the progressives, how to define and understand the goals of progressives, President Theodore Roosevelt, the Square Deal, and the impact of Roosevelt's political agenda to progressive reforms in America during the early 20th century.
2. The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence
Muckrakers were investigative journalists during the Progressive Era who reported sensational news articles that exposed scandalous social, economic, and political problems in America. Learn about muckrakers (including the definition), muckraking targets, influential muckrakers, and the impact of muckrakers in raising awareness to persistent problems that plagued the American people during the early 20th century.
3. Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era
Back in the early 1900s, Progressive Era reformers used a systemic approach toward addressing the societal problems many Americans faced at home and in the workplace. Learn about important progressive ERA reformers, their progressive viewpoints, workplace improvements they helped achieve, and home improvements of the Progressive Era.
4. Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era
The Progressive Era lasted from 1900 to 1917, and was characterized by increases in government regulation, particularly on business monopolies, in order to provide better and fairer conditions for American workers and consumers. This lesson explores the regulations and reforms enacted during this time, including trust busting, industry and railroad regulations, business and economic reform, and increased protection for consumers.
5. Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments
Progressive politics includes the belief that the government should improve society by responding to the needs of the people. Explore this definition, the local and state political reforms, constitutional amendments, Robert La Follette, and the progressive party.
6. Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance
The presidential election of 1912 was significant to the development of the United States. Discover the backstory of the 1912 elections, the presidential candidates' platforms, the importance of the elections' outcome, and the President's accomplishments during his incumbency.
7. African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders
The Progressive Era (1900-1918) sought to improve the social problems in America, but African Americans were largely excluded. Learn about African American leaders who fought for justice during this era such as Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. Du Bois, as well as a landmark court case in which the NAACP fought Jim Crow laws.
8. Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders
The 19th Amendment, which forbid restricting the right to vote based on sex, was a pivotal movement in the Progressive Era that spearheaded early feminism. Learn about about key leaders in the Women's Movement and the work done by groups such as the NAWSA and NWP.
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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