Ch 28: The Progressive Era in America

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Re-visit the social, political and economic reforms brought about by the likes of Lucy Burns, W.E.B Du Bois and Theodore Roosevelt. This chapter's entertaining video lessons and quizzes can help you take another look at Progressive Era issues and their outcomes.

The Progressive Era in America - Chapter Summary

Get a quick review of Progressive Era political agendas and the attempts at social and economic reform during the early decades of the 20th century. You'll take a look at the accomplishments of Theodore Roosevelt's and Woodrow Wilson's presidencies and survey some of the political changes occurring at the state and local levels. Instructors also outline the work of African-American leaders during this period in history and discuss the gains made by early feminist organizations. Lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

  • Progressive Era reforms
  • The presidential election of 1912
  • African-American issues
  • The women's suffrage movement

This chapter's engaging videos break up instruction into lessons lasting roughly five minutes each. You can also access transcripts featuring key vocabulary terms, important historical figures and significant legislation in bold, allowing you to quickly and easily identify Progressive Era history concepts you'll want to be familiar with. Multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a chapter exam are available to help test your understanding of this material.

5 Lessons in Chapter 28: The Progressive Era in America
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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.

Presidential Election of 1912: Candidates, Platforms & Significance

3. 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.

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.

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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