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1 Progressive Era Topic Introduction

2 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire March 25, 1911

3 Progressive What is Progress? What is Progress? Definition –Definition – 1. Movement, as toward a goal; advance. 2. Development or growth 1. Movement, as toward a goal; advance. 2. Development or growth 3. Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization 3. Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization What do we see as progress today?What do we see as progress today? In school? athletics? In jobs? In life? In school? athletics? In jobs? In life? So what does it mean to be “progressive?” So what does it mean to be “progressive?”

4 BLOG Answer the Blog Question for the Progressive Era: Answer the Blog Question for the Progressive Era: Go to Current Assignments PageGo to Current Assignments Page Click on the blog link for your period.Click on the blog link for your period. i.e. “Period 4” i.e. “Period 4” When you click on the site, you will need to scroll down to "Leave a Reply"When you click on the site, you will need to scroll down to "Leave a Reply" "Name" = your made up blog name "Name" = your made up blog name " " = " " = (example: -(example: - "Website" = leave blank "Website" = leave blank

5 BLOG Discuss Discuss Who’s Fault was it?Who’s Fault was it? What responsibility does the government have in this situation?What responsibility does the government have in this situation? How can crisis, tragedy, conflict, and necessity be drivers for change?How can crisis, tragedy, conflict, and necessity be drivers for change?

6 Reforms Change for better/correction of wrongs, defects= REFORM Change for better/correction of wrongs, defects = REFORM Why Reform? Why Reform? Now? –Now? – What was your problem from today? What was your problem from today? Then?Then? Problems that came w/ industrialization & urbanization Problems that came w/ industrialization & urbanization Laissez faire (hands off) & Social Darwinism (survival of fittest) Laissez faire (hands off) & Social Darwinism (survival of fittest) Many left behindMany left behind Little gov’t involvementLittle gov’t involvement Abuses by big businessAbuses by big business Progressives believed this was morally wrong Progressives believed this was morally wrong

7 Progressive Beliefs & the Birth of Activist Government People & Government People & Government Have the power to correct problems in societyHave the power to correct problems in society Government’s & People’s job to Act – not watch Government’s & People’s job to Act – not watch When have we seen this in history? Today? When have we seen this in history? Today? 30’s Depression, 50s/60s/70s civil rights, women’s rights, equality30’s Depression, 50s/60s/70s civil rights, women’s rights, equality

8 Background Nature of the Movement – Not a single unified movement “web” or “patchwork” of organizations Who were Progressives? Difficult to generalize BUT mostly concerned, middle class citizens Groups Child Labor (Women) Conservation/Environment Prohibition/Temperance Labor Urban Reformers corruption, poverty, sanitation Women’s Suffrage Anti-Big Business How might these groups have goals that overlap?

9 Essential Questions for Unit What drives people to organize and work for change in their society & government? What methods can be used to create change in society and which are most/least effective? How much responsibility does the government have to protect its citizens from the dangers of society?

10 Performance Tasks Do Nows / Blogs Do Nows / Blogs Guided Internet Search Guided Internet Search Readings Questions Readings Questions Notes Notes Election of 1912 Presidential Advertisements Election of 1912 Presidential Advertisements Test / Review of Essential Questions Test / Review of Essential Questions Modern-Day Muckraker Modern-Day Muckraker


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