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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Unit 14- Progressivism - Study Materials

The following resources are beneficial in supplementing student's understanding of the Progressive Era:
Study and Review Resources

Examine the progressive era, Chapter 28.  As America moved into the 20th century, the fervor of the progressive movement fought against monopoly, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice.   In effect, they helped change the government, making it an agent of public welfare and social justice.  Please use the following resources to augment your understanding of the topics discussed on the syllabus.

Chapter 29 focuses on the administration of Woodrow Wilson.  His policies concerning Mexico are a point of interest.  However, the focus for the AP exam should be on his domestic policies (especially regarding the economy).  Many progressive movements come to fruition during this administration, especially the movements for a federal income tax, woman's suffrage, and eventually prohibition.
Chapter 29 Resources

Video resources 
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: America the Story of Us
Horrors of the Meatpacking Industry; The Jungle-Progressive Era

Teddy Roosevelt, Trust Buster: Histeria!

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