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Ch 21: The American Journey Chapter 21: The Progressive Era

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The Progressive Era chapter of this Glencoe The American Journey Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Progressive Era. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Progressive Era textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Political reforms of the Progressive Era
  • Government interventions and trust busting
  • Influential muckrakers
  • The women's suffrage movement
  • Progressive presidents
  • The significance of the 1912 presidential election
  • Notable African American leaders and causes in the Progressive Era
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

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7 Lessons in Chapter 21: The American Journey Chapter 21: The Progressive Era
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Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

1. 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.

Trust Busting and Government Regulations on Economy & Industry in the Progressive Era

2. 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.

The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

3. 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.

Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders

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.

Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

5. 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.

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.

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