Ch 14: The Progressive Era (1900-1917): Help and Review

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The Progressive Era (1900-1917) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the American Progressive Era. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the Progressive Era.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the politics of Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era
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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
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  • Verify you're ready by completing the Progressive Era chapter exam.

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Students will review:

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

22 Lessons in Chapter 14: The Progressive Era (1900-1917): Help and Review
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Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

1. Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

During the early 1900's, progressive era reformers (including President Theodore Roosevelt) sought federal government regulations to solve the social, economic, and political problems in America. Learn about the progressives, how to define and understand the goals of progressives, President Theodore Roosevelt, the Square Deal, and the impact of Roosevelt's political agenda to progressive reforms in America during the early 20th century.

The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

2. The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

Muckrakers were investigative journalists during the Progressive Era who reported sensational news articles that exposed scandalous social, economic, and political problems in America. Learn about muckrakers (including the definition), muckraking targets, influential muckrakers, and the impact of muckrakers in raising awareness to persistent problems that plagued the American people during the early 20th century.

Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era

3. Work and Home Improvements of the Progressive Era

Back in the early 1900s, Progressive Era reformers used a systemic approach toward addressing the societal problems many Americans faced at home and in the workplace. Learn about important progressive ERA reformers, their progressive viewpoints, workplace improvements they helped achieve, and home improvements of the Progressive Era.

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

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

The Progressive Era lasted from 1900 to 1917, and was characterized by increases in government regulation, particularly on business monopolies, in order to provide better and fairer conditions for American workers and consumers. This lesson explores the regulations and reforms enacted during this time, including trust busting, industry and railroad regulations, business and economic reform, and increased protection for consumers.

Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

5. Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

Progressive politics includes the belief that the government should improve society by responding to the needs of the people. Explore this definition, the local and state political reforms, constitutional amendments, Robert La Follette, and the progressive party.

Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

6. Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

The presidential election of 1912 was significant to the development of the United States. Discover the backstory of the 1912 elections, the presidential candidates' platforms, the importance of the elections' outcome, and the President's accomplishments during his incumbency.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

7. African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

The Progressive Era (1900-1918) sought to improve the social problems in America, but African Americans were largely excluded. Learn about African American leaders who fought for justice during this era such as Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. Du Bois, as well as a landmark court case in which the NAACP fought Jim Crow laws.

The Great Migration: Definition & Causes

8. The Great Migration: Definition & Causes

The Great Migration happened when a large group of African Americans moved out of the South into the Northern states during the Civil War for economic security and safety. Learn more about the Great Migration, the causes that led to it, and its impact on America.

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

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

The 19th Amendment, which forbid restricting the right to vote based on sex, was a pivotal movement in the Progressive Era that spearheaded early feminism. Learn about about key leaders in the Women's Movement and the work done by groups such as the NAWSA and NWP.

The Anthracite Coal Miners' Strike of 1902

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.

The Presidential Election of 1916

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.

The Square Deal: Definition & History

12. The Square Deal: Definition & History

The Square Deal was an effort of promoting corporation limitations, nature conservation, and welfare through a variety of policies under the Roosevelt administration. See the policies associated with corporation labor, nature conservation, and public welfare.

Alice Paul: Biography, Quotes & Accomplishments

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.

Atlanta Life Insurance Company: History & Explanation

14. Atlanta Life Insurance Company: History & Explanation

Discover the significance of The Atlanta Life Insurance Company and its founder, Alonzo Herndon. Learn about the history of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, including its growth, evolution, and status long after Herndon's Death in 1927.

Great White Fleet: Definition & History

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.

What is Progressivism? - Definition, History & Goals

16. What is Progressivism? - Definition, History & Goals

A spirit of change swept across America at the turn of the 20th century known as 'Progressivism,' which changed the course of the relationship and expectations between U.S. citizens and their government. Uncover what 'Progressivism' stood for, its history, the inspiration behind the movement, the Progressives' goals, and how they achieved them.

What Was the Meat Inspection Act of 1906?

17. What Was the Meat Inspection Act of 1906?

Before 1906, the government did not regulate slaughterhouses and meat packaging plants. Learn about the Meat Inspection Act of 1906, including its enactment, requirements, and lasting effects on regulating the safety of meat, poultry, and the flesh of other animals.

Who Was Susan B. Anthony? - Women's Rights Facts & Significance

18. Who Was Susan B. Anthony? - Women's Rights Facts & Significance

Susan B. Anthony was a leading figure in the Women's Rights Movement. Explore the life of Susan B. Anthony, her significance in the fight for women's suffrage, her voting and arrest, and how the movement led to the 19th Amendment.

Treaty of Portsmouth: Definition & Negotiation

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.

Fannie Lou Hamer: Biography & Quotes

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.

George M. Pullman: Inventions & Biography

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.

The National War Labor Board: History & Accomplishments

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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