Ch 35: The American Progressive Era

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Make learning easy with these lessons on the American Progressive Era, which include information about President Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal and Progressive politics. The lessons and quizzes can help you prepare for an exam or assess your understanding of related topics.

The American Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

By studying these lessons, you can enhance your knowledge of the American Progressive Era in a short time. Our educators review the inequalities that African Americans faced and how political reforms helped make government more responsive to the people. This chapter can also help you better understand how President Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal addressed problems associated with rapid development. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to do the following:

  • Discuss the opinions of Progressives on social, economic, and political issues
  • Explain the push to end the abuse of power in politics and government
  • Describe the efforts of Progressive reformers between 1900-1917
  • Recount the contributions of Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. DuBois

The lessons in this chapter provide a convenient way to better understand the American Progressive Era. Key terms are highlighted in the video transcripts for easy reference and review. Each lesson includes a short quiz that can help to ensure your understanding.

4 Lessons in Chapter 35: The American 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.

Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

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.

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.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

4. 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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