Chapter 17: The Progressive Era Essay

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Progressives that promoted Americanization efforts
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encouraged immigrants to follow white, middle-class ways of life.
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During the 1902 coal miners’ strike in Pennsylvania, President Roosevelt
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threatened to send federal troops to take control of the mines.
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Which group formed the Anti-Defamation League to defend itself against verbal attacks and false statements?
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Jewish Americans
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A 1913 California law forced Japanese Americans to
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sell their land.
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The 1903 Muller v. Oregon decision upheld
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limited work hours for women
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Which reform did the Nineteenth Amendment enact?
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women’s suffrage
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What was one goal of the Americanization movement during the Progressive Era?
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to make immigrants more loyal and moral citizens
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Why did minority groups receive limited benefits from Progressivism?
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Many Progressives held racist ideas about minority groups.
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Under President William Howard Taft, the federal government
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brought lawsuits against many corporations.
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Progressive women reformers worked to
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limit the workday.
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Which reform resulted from the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?
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workers’ compensation laws
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What was one way Progressives differed from Populists?
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Progressives were typically middle class city dwellers, and Populists were mostly farmers.
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For what purpose was the Women’s Christian Temperance Union formed?
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to protect the home and ban liquor
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Which of the following statements about Woodrow Wilson is true?
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He wanted to place strict government controls on corporations.
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President Wilson pushed for the passage of the Adamson Act to
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prevent a nationwide railroad strike.
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In 1914, Congress formed the Federal Trade Commission to
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monitor business practices that might lead to monopoly.
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Which of the following resulted from the passage of the Dawes Act in 1887?
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Native American reservations were divided into smaller plots.
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The National Reclamation Act directly affected the management of which natural resource?
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water
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Many Progressive reformers targeted city officials who built corrupt organizations called
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political machines
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Industrial workers often labored
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with unsafe machinery.
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Which of the following reformers outlined the Social Gospel in a book entitled Christianity and the Social Crisis?
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Walter Rauschenbusch
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Wilson tried to protect workers by
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lowering tariffs on goods imported from foreign countries.
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W.E.B. Du Bois was an outspoken critic of
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Booker T. Washington.
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Many Progressives who followed Walter Rauschenbusch’s Social Gospel program believed that
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Christianity should be the basis of social reform.
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Why did the United States banking system need to be reformed in the early 1900s?
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The nation had no central authority to supervise banks.
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The efforts of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union eventually led to which change?
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prohibition
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Theodore Roosevelt supported powerful corporations that
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did business fairly.
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What social problem did Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle describe?
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the living and working conditions in Chicago’s stockyards
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Which of the following resulted from the 1913 coal miners’ strike in Ludlow?
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The Colorado National Guard opened fire on the miners’ tent city.
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Which legislation gave the government the authority to set and limit shipping costs?
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the Hepburn Act
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Which political party did Woodrow Wilson represent in the 1912 presidential election?
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the Democratic Party
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The concept of “rational use” suggested that
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forests be preserved for public use.
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Naturalist novels
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honestly portrayed human misery and the struggles of common people.
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Which event led to the formation of the NAACP?
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the 1908 Springfield riot
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Which woman founded the National Association of Colored Women to help African American families and those who were less fortunate?
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Ida B. Wells
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How did Wilson compensate for the reduced government income resulting from his lowering of tariffs?
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creating an income tax
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Which of the following describes the Urban League?
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focused on helping poor African American workers
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The NWP and the NAWSA primarily differed in their
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strategies

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