Ch 6: STAAR US History: Early 20th Century Reform & Third-Party Movements

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Prepare for the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam by using this chapter to review early 20th century reform and third-party movements. You can complete these lessons and quizzes to ensure you have a firm understanding of this important part of history.

STAAR US History: Early 20th Century Reform & Third-Party Movements - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter as a tool to get familiar with early 20th century reform and third-party movements. Our lessons will help you get ready to take the STAAR U.S. History EOC exam by helping you review:

  • Theodore Roosevelt, the progressives and progressive politics
  • The muckrakers and improvements at work and home
  • African Americans and feminism in the Progressive Era
  • Goals of the Populist Party

We offer our lessons in video and transcript form, allowing you to explore these historical developments in the manner you prefer. Each video includes a timeline that gives you the chance to go directly to the information you'd like to study.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: STAAR US History: Early 20th Century Reform & Third-Party Movements
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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.

Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era

2. 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.

Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

3. 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 Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

4. 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.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

5. 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

6. 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.

Advancement for Women: Education, Employment & Rights

7. Advancement for Women: Education, Employment & Rights

In this lesson, we will take a look at the advancement of women's rights during the 19th and early 20th centuries. We'll learn about the key events and themes surrounding the 'first wave' of the feminist movement and see how they impacted society.

The Populist Party: Definition, Platform, Goals & Beliefs

8. The Populist Party: Definition, Platform, Goals & Beliefs

Learn about one of the largest third-party movements in U.S. history: the 19th-century, rural-based Populist Party - its platform, aims, and beliefs. Test your understanding with a quiz.

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