Bellringer. A goal of the Granger and Populist movements was to expand rights for African Americans help western farmers fight unjust economic practices provide support for the banking industry enable big business to expand without government interference . Progressive Era. Standards
A goal of the Granger and Populist movements was to
Identify significant religious, philosophical, and social reform movements of the nineteenth century and their impact on American society
Explain the origins and accomplishments of the Progressive movement
Identify and describe the perspectives of Social Darwinists
I can assess the goals, successes, and failures of the progressive movement.
I can describe factors causing economic inequality, including the concept of Social Darwinism.
Essential Question (exit slip)
Argue whether Social Darwinism was an acceptable justification for economic inequalities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Step 1 - ID the character.
Joe: the boy holding the sign “We only ask for justice”
Charlie: the boy holding the sign “We want to go to school”
Dave: the boy holding the sign “More school, less hospitalization”
Florence Kelly: founder of the National Child Labor Committee
Jane Addams: active member of the National Child Labor Committee
Step 2 Discuss the questions for your character. Make sure everyone can answer your character’s questions so that everyone is prepared to be the actor.
Questions for boys holding protest signs:
• What is your name?
• How old are you?
• What is work like for you in the factory?
• What problem does your protest sign refer to?
• What do you believe should be done to solve that problem?
• Who is supporting you in your protest today?
Questions for Florence Kelly and Jane Addams:
• What is your name?
• Why are you here today?
• What problems do these boys face while working in the textile factory?
• What solutions do you propose to address these problems?
• Have you been successful in your attempts to solve these problems?
The actors portraying Florence Kelly and Jane Adams stand on either side of the boys.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1901–1909
• impulsive and physically active
• served in New York’s state assembly; was McKinley’s vice president
• Square Deal for all Americans
William Taft, 1909–1913
• quiet and cautious
• member of Roosevelt’s cabinet and a former judge
• continued some of Roosevelt’s progressive reforms
Woodrow Wilson, 1913–1921
• idealist and scholar
• governor of New Jersey
• New Freedom (gave more economic freedom to small businesses and average citizens)