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Ch 9: The Progressive Era & Amendments

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You can learn some important facts about the Progressive Era in American history by watching the video lessons included in this chapter. These lessons will cover essential figures, issues and topics from this historical period.

The Progressive Era & Amendments - Chapter Summary

Many of the social policies that we enjoy in this country today can be traced to the politics and Amendments from the Progressive Era in American history. If you would like to learn about this era and its historical impact, you can watch the interactive video lessons found in this chapter.

Each lesson covers an essential figure, political issue or movement from this time period and their effects on the subsequent historical changes. Our lesson instructors will go over the basic definitions of key concepts, as well as the specific influences that these concepts bore on American society and politics. Included in this chapter are lessons on topics such as:

  • The Progressives and Theodore Roosevelt
  • Progressive-era muckrakers
  • Trustbusting and economic regulations
  • Progressive politics
  • Woman's suffrage

Each video contains helpful tags that will allow you to jump to specific moments in each lesson that correspond to the main points of that particular topic. If you would like even more information or clarification on particular points, the chapter offers you the option of messaging the lesson instructors with your questions. The chapter's practice quizzes and final exam will help you test your understanding of these topics once you complete each of the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: The Progressive Era & Amendments
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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.

The Muckrakers of the Progressive Era: Definition and Influence

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.

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

3. 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.

Progressive Politics: Definition, Reforms & Amendments

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

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