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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Progressive Era unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:
- The Muckrakers
- Government regulations and trust busting
- Constitutional amendments
- The presidential election of 1912
- African-American leadership
- The women's suffrage movement
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8. The Great Migration: Definition & Causes
The economic conditions of World War I led to a massive movement of African Americans from the South to the North, known as the Great Migration. Examine the causes and effects of this phenomenon.
9. 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.
10. The Anthracite Coal Miners' Strike of 1902
Learn how Teddy Roosevelt saved the day in mediating an end to the anthracite coal miners' strike of 1902. Read about the strike and the president's intervention, and check your understanding with a quiz.
11. The Presidential Election of 1916
One of the most significant presidential elections in U.S. history took place in 1916, which you'll learn about in this lesson. While major European powers waged war on each other, the Democratic Party nominee, Woodrow Wilson, challenged U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Charles Evans Hughes, in a controversial contest that many Americans thought would decide whether the United States would, or would not, involve itself in World War I.
12. The Square Deal: Definition & History
Through this lesson, you will be introduced to a number of the policies which contributed to Roosevelt's Square Deal during the 19th century and gain insight into how these policies have influenced American culture and society well into the 21st century.
13. Alice Paul: Biography, Quotes & Accomplishments
Alice Paul was a political activist who fought for women's rights both in America and in Britain. She was instrumental in the passage of the 19th Amendment and authored the failed Equal Rights Amendment.
14. Atlanta Life Insurance Company: History & Explanation
Learn more about the history of Atlanta Life Insurance Company, an enterprise founded by Alonzo Herndon and historically focused on serving African-American families. Afterwards, test your knowledge with a quiz.
15. Great White Fleet: Definition & History
The Great White Fleet was a sixteen battleship fleet that sailed on a world voyage from December 16, 1907 - February 22, 1909. Its primary purpose was to showcase American naval power.
16. What is Progressivism? - Definition, History & Goals
The Progressive era changed U.S. society permanently; every aspect of modern American life still shows the impact of the reformers of the era. But what did they want? And why did they want it? The belief of all Progressives - that we really could end all human suffering - was the inspiration for a massive overhaul of American life.
17. What Was the Meat Inspection Act of 1906?
This lesson will explain the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906. It will discuss in detail what prompted its enactment, what regulations it implemented, and how it impacted the meat packing industry.
18. Who Was Susan B. Anthony? - Women's Rights Facts & Significance
This lesson discusses the life and work of Susan B. Anthony. Learn more about her fight for women's rights, including the fight for women's suffrage, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
19. Treaty of Portsmouth: Definition & Negotiation
The Treaty of Portsmouth negotiated the end of the Russo-Japanese War. It took place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and was organized by Theodore Roosevelt, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
20. Fannie Lou Hamer: Biography & Quotes
'I am sick and tired of being sick and tired'. You may have heard this famous quote, but did you know who said it? Let's look closer at the life and accomplishments of Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist who fought for justice and equal rights.
21. George M. Pullman: Inventions & Biography
George Mortimer Pullman is known as the inventor of the Pullman sleeping car. This lesson elaborates on his achievements as an entrepreneur during America's Industrial Revolution and how, despite his efforts to improve his employees' living conditions, his actions led to the Pullman Strike of 1894.
22. The National War Labor Board: History & Accomplishments
The National War Labor Board was a body formed to resolve disputes in labor during wartime production, specifically during WWI and WWII. Learn about its important role and accomplishments in this lesson.
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