Chapter 17 Learning Objectives:

Chapter Objective
"Tightening the Corporate Belt"

  • Explain how the progressive movement managed to increase the power of government to regulate business and to protect society from the injustices fostered by big business.

Section 17-1 Objectives "The Origins of Progressivism"

  1. Explain the four goals of progressivism.
  2. Summarize progressive efforts to clean up government.
  3. Identify progressive efforts to reform state government, protect workers, and reform elections.

Section 17-2 Objectives "Women in Public Life"

  1. Describe the growing presence of women in the workforce at the turn of the 20th century.
  2. Identify leaders of the woman suffrage movement.
  3. Explain how woman suffrage was achieved.

Section 17-3 Objectives "Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal"

  1. Describe the events of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency.
  2. Explain how Roosevelt used the power of the presidency to regulate business.
  3. Identify laws passed to protect public health and the environment.
  4. Summarize Roosevelt's stand on civil rights.

Section 17-4 Objectives " Progressivism Under Taft"

  1. Summarize the events of the Taft presidency.
  2. Explain the division in the Republican Party.
  3. Describe the election of 1912.

Section 17-5 Objectives "Wilson's New Freedom"

  1. Describe Woodrow Wilson's background and the progressive reforms of his presidency.
  2. List the steps leading to woman suffrage.
  3. Explain the limits of Wilson's progressivism.

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Chapter 17 Power Point Presentations

Chapter 17 Assignments

In-Class Activities
Homework Assignment
  • Review Classroom Policies and Expectations
  • Review the Gilded Age
  • Begin discussing Progressive Era
  • Section 17-1 pp. 512-518 and 17-2 pp. 519-522
  • Download Unit 5 PDF file
  • Take the U.S. History Part B Common Assessment for extra credit.
  • View "The Progressive Era" in class and answer questions about the video.
  • Homework: Read Sections 17-1 and 17-2 and complete the Guided Reading worksheet distributed in class.
  • Section 17-3 pp. 523-531
  • Complete 17-1 and 17-2 Guided Reading worksheet distributed in class.
  • Review Sections 17-1 and 17-2
  • Sections 17-4 and 17-5 pp. 534-544.
  • No written assignment.
  • Read 17-5 if you haven't already.
  • No written assignment
  • Prepare for Chapter 17 quiz on Tuesday
  • Review Section 17-5
  • Review for Chapter 17 Quiz on Monday, 3.23.15
  • No reading assignment
  • Prepare for Chapter 17 quiz on Tuesday. See below for study terms.
  • Chapter 17 Quiz Today
  • Read Section 18-1

Chapter 17 Study Terms and Questions:

  • Florence Kelley
  • Muckrakers
  • Muller v. Oregon
  • Robert M. LaFollette
  • Initiative
  • Seventeenth Amendment
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Square Deal
  • The Jungle
  • Upton Sinclair
  • Meat Inspection Act
  • Pure Food and Drug Act
  • William Howard Taft
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • New Freedom
  • Clayton Antitrust Act
  • What were the goals of the Progressive Movement?
  • What political reforms were part of the Progressive Era?
  • What were the lives of women like during the Progressive Era?
  • How did Roosevelt support/fail to support civil rights?
  • Why did Wilson win election in 1912?