The Progressive Era Questions and Answers
In what ways did American cultural development in the 1820s and 1830s reflect the democratic impulse of the era?
How did Progressive reform make the government more democratic? I'm studying federal reforms like amendments and state reforms like initiatives, referendums, recalls, and direct primaries.
Compare and contrast how the labor unions, the Populists, and the Progressives responded to the changes wrought by industrialization and corporate capitalism between the Civil War and World War I. Which group do you feel was most effective in promoting its ideals, and why? In answering the question, you must discuss the class origins, the concrete proposals, and the values and ideologies of each of these “movements” or groups.
Why did social reform and social control often intermingle in the Progressive Era? can such objectives be separate? Why did social reform and social control often intermingle in the Progressive Era? Can such objectives be separate?
Discuss the tensions within progressivism between the ideals of social justice and the urge for social control. And also, what were the driving forces behind them? What concrete achievements are associated with each wing of the movement?
How did Progressives address the issues of big business, political rights, and social justice? How did they hope to bring about change?
What would be considered as the most important reform of the Progressive movement and why? I have to choose from: 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th amendments and direct primaries, initiatives, referendums or recall.
Was the Progressive Era truly "progressive"? Or was it conservative? Did the Progressive movements expand or limit democracy? Defend your answer with specific examples.
What were the typical methods of progressive reformers? (US history: era of progressive reform 1890-1920.)
To what extent was the progressive movement of 1900–1920 an extension of the reformers' ideas and programs of the late nineteenth century?
Why was the Progressive Era a turning point in U.S. history towards making the government more activist and accountable to the people?
What were the social, economic, and political problems that caused the rise of progressivism in general, and helped inspire the progressive education movement?
Why did the policies of the federal government from 1865 to 1900 sometimes violate the principles of laissez-faire?
Evaluate the effectiveness and efficacy of the progressive movement on changes to the urban environment.
Make an argument that Progressivism either did or didn't have a positive lasting impact on America. Historians disagree about the lasting impact of Progressivism on the 20th century in America
What were some of the issues Americans faced as they emerged from the Gilded Age, and in what ways did the Progressive Movement seek to address them? In what ways can the Progressive Era be viewed as a success? A failure?
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