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1 Progressive Mini-Q US History

2 Document A: Conservation: John Muir Born in Scotland 1838 University of Wisconsin Co-found of Sierra Club 1892 Worked with T. Roosevelt to set up Yosemite Nat’l Park 1905

3 John Muir Preservationist – opposed to commercial use of national lands Muir Woods Disagreed with Progressive ally Gifford Pinchot – Pinchot felt the purpose of the forests & rivers was to serve humanity, under the watchful eye of gov.t

4 Old-Growth Forests in the U.s.

5 Document B: Child Labor: Lewis Hine Hired by the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC – est. 1914) to investigate & photograph the plight of America’s working children Photography helped pass the Keating-Owen Act in 1916 – Restrict work for children under 14 – Declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1918

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7 Document C: Women’s Suffrage Movement began with the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 WY first state to grant full suffrage for women By 1908, 27 states granted women some voting rights (no vote for President or Congress)

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9 Jane Addams Not generally regarded as a suffragist Interested in social reform Realized women’s vote was necessary to win support for reforms in education, tenement (renter) safety and food inspection

10 Document D: Food Safety: Upton Sinclair Born in 1878 in MD Life-long socialist The Jungle was Sinclair’s 1 st literary success People sent T. Roosevelt angry letters demanding meat-packing industry be more closely regulated Meat Inspection Act was passed by Congress in 1906

11 The Jungle – Upton Sinclair


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