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C20 The Progressives

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Chapter 20. The Progressives

America attempts to reform the myriad problems they were facing at the turn of the century. The problems of industrialization, urbanization, and political inequality are addressed.  The specific focus of this unit will be on:

A. Origins of Progressive reform: municipal, state, and national

B. Women's roles: family, workplace, education, politics, and reform


Reading Assignments:

Unfinished Nation Chapters 20

Progressive Reforms Chart can be found here Progressive Era Reforms 

Textbook Chapters:

Ch. 20 Brinkley.pdf


Class Notes:

The Progressives.pdf 


Who you gonna call? Trustbusters!!!


Homework Assignments:

Printable copy of homework:

C20 Homework.pdf


Part 1 - Ideas/themes to know and include in your notes: 

  1. Ida Tarbell
  2. Lincoln Steffens
  3. Jane Addams and Hull House
  4. The “New Woman”
  5. Women’s clubs
  6. 2 Views of Women’s suffrage
  7. NAWSA
  8. 19th Amendment
  9. National Women’s Party
  10. City-manager system
  11. Robert M. La Follette
  12. W.E.B. DuBois
  13. NAACP
  14. Temperance and WCTU
  15. 18th Amendment
  16. McKinley’s assassination
  17. Northern Securities Company
  18. The Square Deal
  19. Pure Food & Drug Act (1906)
  20. John Muir
  21. Hetch Hetchy Controversy
  22. “New Nationalism”
  23. Progressive Party and election of 1912
  24. Wilson’s “New Freedom”
  25. 16th Amendment
  26. Federal Reserve Act [Glass-Owen Bill]  (1913)
  27. Federal Trade Commission [FTC] 


Part 2 -  Long Essay Question: Historical Reasoning Skill- Contextualization

1. How effective were Progressive Era reformers in addressing/fixing the problems of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Focus your analysis of their reform efforts in TWO of the following areas. 

  • State and federal government
  • The workplace
  • Living conditions in cities


Part 3 - Vocabulary: These words are from the chapter, class readings, or discussion and will be used in context or need to be defined on the weekly chapter quiz.  https://www.merriam-webster.com    


















Definitions: Fill in the correct word that matches the definition listed. 

1.___________________(n.) the cultivation of arid land or land formerly under water for farming

2.___________________(v.) to pretend or exaggerate incapacity or illness (as to avoid duty or work)

3.___________________(n.) the forbidding by law of the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol

4.___________________(adj.) tending to maintain existing or traditional views, conditions, or institutions

5.___________________(n.) careful protection or sustaining of natural resources

6.___________________(adj.) free from political party affiliation, bias, or designation 

7.___________________(n.) person who researches and exposes the misconduct of a prominent individual or business 

8.___________________(adj.) government control or direction of industry to ensure they follow the law

9.___________________(n.) political change and social improvement by personal and government action 

10.__________________(n.) the least amount, nothing at all, diddly-squat

11.__________________(adj.) characterized by procrastination, e.g. a junior doing their online homework

12.__________________(n.) keeping natural resources intact and untouched, as they originally were

13.__________________(n.) one who advocates for votes for women 

14.__________________(n.) supreme self-confidence, almost brazen 

15.__________________(n.) a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.

16.__________________(n.) publication of something corrupt, dishonest, or fraudulent  




Hull House Experience      http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/urbanexp/contents.htm

Progressive Reform and the Trusts          http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/us31.cfm

Outline of Progressive Era          http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/lec.prog.html

Summary of the Progressive Era          http://www.academicamerican.com/progressive/topics/progressive.html





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