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Ch 14: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Progressive Era

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Revisit the political and social movements that took place during the early 20th century as you view these lessons on Progressive Era America. Add what you learn to what you remember as you prepare for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

Great strides were made during the early 1900s, from the breakup of the trusts and reforms in the workplace to the achievements in civil rights for women and African Americans. Experience these dynamic changes as you watch the videos. The lessons will help you prepare for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam by reviewing the material shown in the list below:

  • Political programs of the Progressive party and Theodore Roosevelt
  • Impact and significance of muckraker journalism
  • Government regulation of business and industry: trust busting
  • Improved working and living conditions
  • Progressive political reforms, amendments, and the 1912 presidential election
  • Equal rights movements for women and minorities
  • Right to vote for women: the 19th Amendment

These bright, refreshingly engaging and informative videos bring history to life in short, easy to assimilate doses. Comprehensive information, cleverly presented and well-documented, coupled with short lesson quizzes and a chapter test, combine to form a useful and helpful refresher course. Your study session is used to its best advantage with no wasted time or useless repetition, and our instructors and subject matter experts are available for questions upon request.

9 Lessons in Chapter 14: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: 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.

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.

What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified

9. What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees all women the right to vote. Let's take a look at the lengthy and arduous path traveled by women seeking not only the right to vote, but also acknowledgment of citizenship.

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