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Progressive Politics & American Imperialism - Chapter Summary
These expertly taught video lessons outline progressive politics and American imperialism for you to review at your convenience. You'll watch videos about Theodore Roosevelt and African American leaders during the Progressive Era, among other topics. Once you finish this chapter, you should be prepared to complete these objectives:
- Define the Progressives and their politics
- Explain the reforms and amendments put forth in progressive politics
- Discuss the issues faced by African Americans in the Progressive Era
- Identify the women's suffrage and feminist movement leaders
- Relate the reasons for American imperialism and the country's rising international power
- Outline the causes, results and goals of the Spanish-American War
- Detail American imperialism in China, the Philippines and Hawaii
Each one of our easy-to-understand video lessons is accompanied by a short self-assessment quiz that helps you stay on track. The comprehensive end-of-chapter test is a convenient way to see if you're ready to move on to other subjects. If you have questions, feel free to direct them to one of our experts through the Dashboard.
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power
When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?
6. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results
The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.
7. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines
American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!
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