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This is a four-part power point series that was designed to serve as a basic overview of the Progressive Era in US History from 1890-1920. The power points can be used to cover the major topics, people, and events that take place during the Progressive Era and allow for extra time during a planned unit of study to examine other Progressive topics more in-depth. The four individual power points are between 7-10 slides each and include brief information such as:
Progressive Era Overview -
Definition of progressivism, goals of progressive movements, methods used by progressive presidents and leaders.
Teddy Roosevelt and Progressive Legislation -
Roosevelt’s rise to presidency, progressive legislation (National Park System, Meat Inspection Act, etc)
Taft and Wilson Presidencies -
Trust busting, Election of 1912 (Bull Moose Party), Wilson and FTC and Federal Reserve, entrance of US into WWI
Suffrage Movement -
Seneca Falls Convention to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, NAWSA, strategies of the suffragists
The power points also include information on general progressive topics such as Muckrakers, Upton Sinclair, Progressive Laws (Child Labor, Clayton Anti-Trust, etc) and the 16th – 19th Amendments.
Take a look at the preview slides for some sample slides that are included in the four presentations.