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CH 04: Progressive Era

Big Questions to Consider...

  1. Did populism provide an effective solution to the nation’s problems?
  2. Is muckraking an effective tool to reform American politics and society?
  3. Can reform movements improve American society and politics? (Progressivism)
  4. Were the Progressives successful in making government more responsive to the will of the people?
  5. Does government have a responsibility to help the needy?
  6. To what extent had African Americans attained the “American Dream” by the early twentieth century?
  7. Is a strong president good for our nation? (Theodore Roosevelt) Or: Did Theodore Roosevelt further the goals of Progressivism?

The Progressive Era

An Excerpt from Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"

Chapter 04: The Progressive Era