The scope of a modern government in what it can and ought to accomplish for its people has been widened far beyond the principles laid down by the old 'laissez-faire' school of political writers, and this widening has met popular approval.
- President William Howard Taft
- President William Howard Taft
- How do Americans address the problems caused by the Gilded Age?
- Who are the leaders of the Progressive Era?
Federal Reserve System
Pure Food and Drug Act
Meat Inspection Act
Susan B. Anthony – Leading force in the women's suffrage movement, founder of the National Women's suffrage Association – led to 19th Amend
W.E.B. DuBois – African American civil rights leader, called for immediate extension of civil rights to African Americans, one of the founders of the NAACP.
Upton Sinclair – A Socialist, Sinclair hoped to illustrate the horrible effects of capitalism by detailing the unsanitary working conditions in the Chicago meatpacking industry in his book The Jungle. Led to Congress passing the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act.
Ida B. Wells - A fearless anti-lynching crusader, suffragist, women's rights advocate, journalist, and speaker.
Progressive Party / Bull Moose Party - formed to support Theodore Roosevelt's third party candidacy in the 1912 presidential election
TEKS for Unit 3:
2A- identify the major characteristics that define an historical era;
2B- identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
2C- apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods;
3A- analyze political issues such as civil service reform
3C- analyze social issues affecting women, minorities, children, immigrants, urbanization, the Social Gospel, and philanthropy of industrialists; and
3D- describe the optimism of the many immigrants who sought a better life in America
5A- evaluate the impact of Progressive Era reforms, including initiative, referendum, recall, and the passage of the 16th, and 17th Amendments;
5B- evaluate the impact of muckrakers and reform leaders such as Upton Sinclair, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, and W. E. B. DuBois on American society; and
5C- evaluate the impact of third parties, including the Populist and Progressive parties.
13A- analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from migration within the United States, including rural to urban.
14B- identify the roles of governmental entities and private citizens in managing the environment such as the establishment of the National Park System...
14C- understand the effects of governmental actions on individuals, industries, and communities, including the impact on Fifth Amendment property rights.
15B- describe the changing relationship between the federal government and private business, including the costs and benefits of laissez-faire, anti-trust acts, the and the Pure Food and Drug Act;
15E- describe the emergence of monetary policy in the United States, including the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and the shifting trend from a gold standard to fiat money.
21B- discuss historical reasons why the constitution has been amended;
23A- identify and analyze methods of expanding the right to participate in the democratic process, including lobbying, non-violent protesting, litigation, and amendments to the U.S. Constitution;
23B- evaluate various means of achieving equality of political rights, including the 19th amendment and congressional acts such as the American Indian Citizenship Act of 1924;
26D- identify the political, social and economic contributions of women such as Jane Addams;
27C- understand the impact of technological and management innovations and their applications in the workplace and the resulting productivity enhancements for business and labor such as assembly line manufacturing, time-study analysis...
28A- analyze how scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and the application of these by the free enterprise system, including those in transportation and communication, improve the standard of living in the United States