Unit VII : The Progressive Movement in the United States (1890-1914)
Competency Goal 7: The Progressive Movement in the United States (1890-1914) - The learner will analyze the economic, political, and social reforms of the Progressive Period.
• Innovation designed to solve problems may result in the creation of new problems.
• Coordinated action by groups or individuals may result in economic, political, and social changes to a nation.
• The perceptions and actions of individuals can be influenced by the economic priorities of a nation.
7.01 Explain the conditions that led to the rise of Progressivism.
• How did the political, economic, and social conditions of the Gilded Age lead to the Progressive Era?
• How did scientific and technological advances create a mass consumer culture?
• To what extent did an emerging mass consumer culture define what it means to be an American?
• What tactics were most effective in bringing about the social, economic, and political reforms of the Progressive Era?
7.02 Analyze how different groups of Americans made economic and political gains in the Progressive Period.
• How effective was the Progressive Movement in addressing the political, economic, and social needs of all Americans?
• To what extent did progressive political reforms successfully combat the social and economic ills created by a rapidly industrializing
• How successful were the Progressive Era Presidents in leading reform efforts?
Jane Addams/Hull House
18th Amendment (Volstead Act)
Carrie A. Nation
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
US v EC Knight & Co, 1895
Anthracite Coal Strike
Northern Securities v U.S., 1904
William Howard Taft
Payne Aldrich Tariff, 1909
American Tobacco v U.S., 1911
Election of 1912
Progressive/Bull Moose Party
Federal Reserve Act
Federal Reserve Act
Clayton Antitrust Act
Forms of Government:
7.03 Evaluate the effects of racial segregation on different regions and segments of the United States' society.
• To what extent were the social, political, and economic standing of African Americans positively affected by progressive efforts?
• What did it mean to be black in America at the turn of the century?
• Why did multiple perspectives develop for addressing racial injustice during the Progressive Era?
Plessey v Ferguson (1896)
Wilmington race riot (1898)
Booker T. Washington
Atlanta Compromise Speech
Ida B. Wells Barnett
De jure segregation
De facto segregation
Jim Crow Laws
7.04 Examine the impact of technological changes on economic, social, and cultural life in the United States.
• What was the economic and social impact of the technological changes of the Progressive Era?
• How was American culture redefined during the Progressive Era?
• Does society cause government to change or does government cause society to change?