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Assignments for the Week of Dec. 13, 1999


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TEST - Era of Reform
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Debrief Test - Begin Imperialism and World War I

Assignments for the Week of Dec. 6, 1999


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Debrief Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - Booker T. and W.E.B. - READ 17.3
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Suffragists - Intro Debates - READ 17.4
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Progressive Debates - Preparation Day
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Progressive Debates - READ 17.5
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Election of 1912 - Review - TEST Monday - 8.1 and Chapter 17

Assignments for the Week of Nov. 29, 1999


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Intro The Era of Reform - READ 8.1
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Chicago and Reform Document Analysis - READ 17.1
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Child Labor, Temperance and Prohibition - READ 17.2
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Corruption in City Government - Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Internet Activity - READ 17.3


    As the city of Chicago grew to great heights, the plight of working families fell to equally great depths.  While the rich championed capitalism and the wealth it brought to them, the poor who teamed the filthy neighborhoods of urban America were living a nightmare:  disease, crime, fire, exploitation and dependence plagued their existence.  And to make things worse, the only real agent of change, the government, was typically corrupt, filling their own pockets like feudal lords keeping the peasants in

WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Protecting Social Welfare WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Promoting Moral Improvement WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Creating Economic Reform WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Fostering Efficiency

Special Features



The Four Goals of Progressivism

The Dogs - The Problem of Child Labor

The Jungle - Inside Chicago's stockyards

Machine Politics - Feudalism in the 19th Century


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rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes) Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes) Photographs by Lewis Hine rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes)
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rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes) Machine politics rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes) Tweed and Nast rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes)
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rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes) Teddy Roosevelt urged that every American is entitled to a square deal from his and her government. rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes) Taft rt_arrow.jpg (805 bytes) Wilson


Chapter 8.1 Chapter 17.1
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Impt. of religion to early reformers WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Define progressive movement and it's goals (4)
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Transcendentalism - connect to reform WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Characteristics of the reform politician (like LaFollette)
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Roots of reform begin with education WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Importance of Muller v. Oregon
Chapter 17.2 Chapter 17.3
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Industrial jobs + Education = suffrage rights? WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) TR - The modern, strong, powerful president - Why?   How?
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Three-part strategy of change WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) How does the "square deal" define TR's beliefs?
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Begins in the West and progresses eastward WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) The trustbuster takes on the railroads, meat, drugs , conservation
Chapter 17.4 Chapter 17.5
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Taft's fumbles - what were they? WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Is Wilson a progressive?  Why or why not? Examples...
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) He busts more trusts than TR, but sells public land WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes)  Suffrage battle is won...19th in 1919
WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) TR runs in 1912 - What problems does that present? WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Progressivism fades - Had the pendulum swung too far?


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