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- Describe the political agenda of Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives.
- Discuss the influence of the muckrakers during the Progressive Era.
- Understand how work and home life improved during the Progressive Era.
- Take a look at some Progressive Era governmental regulations.
- Learn about Progressive politics.
- Examine the presidential election of 1912.
- Discuss African American issues during the Progressive Era.
- Explore women's suffrage and early feminism.
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. Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906: Definition, Summary & History
The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 established limitations on what manufacturers could put in pharmaceutical and food products. We'll discuss how it arose out of the Progressive Era and its effect on American history in this lesson.
11. U.S.S. Maine: Definition, Facts & Explosion
The U.S.S. Maine was a second-class battleship commissioned in 1895 that was part of the new U.S. Navy fleet of steel ships. It exploded in Havana Harbor in 1898 and precipitated U.S. entry into the Spanish-American War.
12. Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Quotes, Biography, Books & Accomplishments
This lesson explores the remarkable life and social contributions of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. As a writer and as an advocate for change, this outstanding black woman successfully influenced the struggles to establish equal rights for African Americans.
13. The Underwood Tariff Act of 1913
The Underwood Tariff Act of 1913 sought to reform and reduce tariffs while providing for an income tax to raise revenue for the government. Learn its history and questionable impact in this lesson and take a short quiz at the end.
14. Women in the Progressive Era
This lesson explores the role of women in establishing the foundations for gender equality during the Progressive Era period in American history. We will learn about the women who led the suffrage movement, established settlement houses, and paved the way for social welfare organizations.
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