Muckrakers, philanthropists, reformers, and zealots… …how progressive reformers shined a light on America’s social ills …and set US on a course for a healthier society. Created by Mr. Steve Hauprich for acceleration and remediation of US History students.
Muckrakers, philanthropists, reformers, and zealots……how progressive reformers shined a light on America’s social ills …and set US on a course for ahealthier society.
Created by Mr. Steve Hauprich for acceleration and remediation of US History students
Journalists use 1st
to show how power
is at times abused…
Reformers were most concerned withthe problems of oppressive poverty and political corruption…seeing root causes of greedand ignorance
was a great
How The Other
Will the US Congress go forward with
massive cuts to food assistance programs
for the US poor in time for Christmas?
Jane Addams may
have been America’s
greatest reformer of
The Progressive Era…
as she led a crusade
to help the poor via
her settlement houses
and worked for justice
helping establish the
Settlement Houses were charitable places
where people were taught important basic
life skills for economic and social improvement.
Thesemen andwomen would join the NAACP
to encourage civic duty and greater social
equality in aprogressive Era that largely
ignored the injustices for minorities.
W.E.B. DuBois was an important leader in the NAACP.
Although from an earlier
time in US History…
was a role model
for future reformers
in the Progressive Era
…her campaign in
reforms to help the
physically and mentally
Likewise… Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott would
campaign for justice throughout their lives.
“We hold these truths to be self evident:
that all men and women were created equal”
-1848Women’s Rights Convention
Carrie Chapman Catt & Alice Paul led the Women’s Suffrage Movement to their
Great Victory …
the 19th Amendment
gain a reputation
for standing up
against the power
Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller
didnotwanttobe remembered as robber barons
…they instead became great Philanthropists
Carnegiebuilt numerous libraries in all size
cities across the USA…creating learning
opportunities for greater social mobility.
The Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller
established tofoster greater
creativity and promote enterprise.
Bill and Melinda Gates have already
given $23.5 Billion to charity…
the philanthropy example is followed…
In a later time other reformers would build
on the progress initiated by these earlier
reformers…appealing to America’s great conscience.
___1. The works of Jacob Riis and Upton Sinclair exposed the problems
1 poverty among Native American peoples2 rapid industrialization and urbanization3 segregation of public facilities in the South4 colonial expansion in Asia
___2. Jacob Riis, in How the Other Half Lives, and Lincoln Steffens, in The Shame of the Cities, contributed to reform movements in the United States by
(1) exposing poverty and corruption(2) opposing westward expansion(3) criticizing racial injustice(4) supporting organized labor
“Jane Addams Opens Hull House”“Jacob Riis Photographs Tenement Residents”“Ida Tarbell Exposes Standard Oil Company”___3. These headlines represent efforts by individuals to
(1) support business monopolies(2) improve depressed urban areas(3) solve problems of American farmers(4) correct abuses of the Industrial Revolution
___4. Dorothea Dix, Jane Addams, and Jacob Riis were all known as
(1) muckrakers (3) political leaders(2) suffragettes (4) social reformers
___7. Passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Actillustrated the federal government’s commitment to
(1) environmental conservation(2) workers’ rights(3) business competition(4) consumer protection
___8. What was a significant impact of the Progressive movement on American life?
(1) increased government regulation of business(2) increased restrictions on presidential powers(3) decreased influence of the media on public policy(4) reduced government spending for social programs
___9. What is the main idea of this cartoon?
(1) Big business greatly influenced the actions of the Senate.(2) The Senate had to continue to pass legislation to support conservation efforts.(3) The Senate needed more financial support from monopolies.(4) Relations between industry and the Senate benefited the general public.
___10. The reforms advocated by the Progressive movement were intended mainly to
1 expand the civil rights of African America and Native American Indians2 reduce restrictions on immigration3 increase the spirit of patriotism throughout the nation4 promote political and economic change through government intervention
___11. The initiative, referendum, and recall election were supported by theProgressives as ways to
(1) limit government regulation of the press(2) limit the role of the Supreme Court in constitutional issues(3) increase citizen participation in the political process(4) increase the influence of major political parties
___12. Which heading best completes the partial outline below?I.________________A. Secret ballotB. Direct election of senatorsC. RecallD. Referendum
(1) Checks and Balances(2) Unwritten Constitution(3) Progressive Reforms(4) Universal Suffrage
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all menare created equal.“’-Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, D.C., 1963___15. Which step was taken following this speech to advance the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.?
(1) desegregation of the Armed Forces(2) ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson(3) elimination of the Ku Klux Klan(4) passage of new civil rights acts
___16. Rachel Carson and Ralph Nader are similar to the muckrakers of theProgressive Era because they have
(1) advocated a total change in the structure of government(2) attempted to expose societal problems(3) failed to influence public opinion(4) supported anti-American activities