Why did so many citizens call for
What types of changes did the
progressives fight for?
What were the policies and achievements
of the Roosevelt & Taft presidencies?
Which of the reforms can you see in
the Students Will Acquire:
Progressives tried to solve the social
problems that arose as the United States became an urban industrialized nation.
Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William
Taft worked to improve labor conditions, control big business, and support
Age of Reform: Progressivism and the New Deal, 1900-1940
USII.8 Analyze the origins of
Progressivism and important Progressive leaders, and summarize the major
accomplishments of Progressivism. (H, E)
People: Jane Addams, President Theodore
Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, President Woodrow Wilson [mod]
Policies: bans against child labor, the
Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906), the Meat
Packing Act (1906), the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 [mod]
Primary Documents: Theodore Roosevelt, “The New Nationalism,” speech (1910).
Core Standards in WHS Curriculum
Key Ideas & Details:
Determine the central ideas or information
of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source.[mod]
Determine the meaning of words and
phrases as they are used in a text, including
vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information
(e.g., sequentially, comparatively,& causally).
of Knowledge and Ideas:
Interpret timelines that show how events
are related to one another. [mod] (H)
Interpret and construct charts and
graphs that show quantitative information.(H,C,E)
Identify cause and effect relationships.
[mod] (H, C, E)
Distinguish intended from unintended
consequences. (H, E, C)
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and
reasoned judgment in a text.
Range of Reading
and Level of Text Complexity:
Use Content Reading Strategies to access grade level
W.1 Write arguments with History/Social Studies specific content:
claim, counterclaims, reasons and evidence.
the following (WORD WALL) terms: muckraker,
progressivism, initiative, referendum, suffrage, Prohibition, income tax,