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Ch 2: The Progressive Era

About This Chapter

The Progressive Era chapter of this US History 2 Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study events and people from that time period in US history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with the Progressive Era.

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  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Progressive Era chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Progressive Era for a standard US history course. Topics covered include:

  • Political agenda of the Progressives
  • Economic and government regulations
  • Progressive politics
  • The 1912 presidential election
  • African Americans in the Progressive Era
  • Women's suffrage and the 19th Amendment

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: The Progressive Era
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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.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Muskrat v. United States: Case Summary & Significance

7. Muskrat v. United States: Case Summary & Significance

Was this a case or a controversy? Was it The U.S. Supreme Court's right to rule? None of the above! Yet this case is still significant and cited today.

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