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This visually stimulating presentation provides a detailed review of the Origins of the Progressive Reform Movement in the United States around the turn of the 20th century. It can be used by instructor as tool to facilitate class discussion (and notes), or uploaded into google classroom for independent student use. The slides are filled with colorful pictures, maps, charts, and other relevant information that will breathe life into this fascinating era of history while providing a platform in which to build additional related activities. If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help!
* The origins & roots of progressivism (including what it was, who was involved, what they wanted); how the populist movement & the social gospel movement of the late 1800's inspired progressive beliefs.
* Why progressives challenged commonly held beliefs at the time, such as Social Darwinism, in urging for reforms.
* Progressives fight to improve living conditions in cities, eliminate child labor, increase educational opportunities, & improve conditions in the workplace.
* Progressives fight for political reforms in an era of corruption at the local & state levels.
* The origins & continued progress of the Women's Suffrage Movement.
* The African American struggle for equality in the Jim Crow era; the ideas for improvement argued by Booker T. Washington & W.E.B. Du Bois.
* Lesson learning target at the bottom of every slide.