← Progressivism Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Primary System
- "The Jungle"
- Booker T. Washington
- Bob La Follette
- a journalists that portrayed the leaders of corporations and the actions of their companies in unfavorable circumstances, writing "yellow journalism", new in the Progressive Era
- b Candidates that are running for president are selected though nominating election. The direct primary system was gradually adopted by states.
- c Prominent black American, born into slavery, who believed that racism would end once blacks acquired useful labor skills and proved their economic value to society, was head of the Tuskegee Institute in 1881. His book "Up from Slavery."
- d This 1906 work by Upton Sinclair pointed out the abuses of the meat packing industry. The book led to the passage of the 1906 Meat Inspection Act. Muckraking book by Upton Sinclair that detailed the gross innards of the meatpacking industry
- e targeted railroad industry, taxed railroad property. Governor of wisconsin (will of people). He introduced reforms to give voters a more direct voice in government.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Led by W.E.B. Du Bois, that focused on equal rights and education of African American youth. Rejecting the gradualist approach of Booker T. Washington, members kept alive a program of militant action and claimed for African Americans all the rights afforded to other Americans. It spawned later civil rights movements.
- Wrote "The History of the Standard Oil Company" which exposed the ruthlessness with which John B. Rockerfeller had turned his oil business into an all powerful monopoly. Muckraker
- a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole. New political party of the early 1900s, never surpassed neither the Republicans nor the Democrats in presidential vote
- Corrected the problems of the Sherman Antitrust Act; outlawed certain practices that restricted competition; unions on strike could no longer be considered violating the antitrust acts
- A state-level method of direct legislation that gives voters a chance to approve or disapprove proposed legislation or a proposed constitutional amendment.
5 True/False Questions
Atlanta Compromise → Settlement home designed as a welfare agency for needy families. It provided social and educational opportunities for working class people in the neighborhood as well as improving some of the conditions caused by poverty.
John Dewey → He was a philosopher who believed in "learning by doing" which formed the foundation of progressive education. He believed that the teachers' goal should be "education for life and that the workbench is just as important as the blackboard."
Eugene V. Debs → He believed that African Americans should strive for full rights immediately. He helped found the Niagara Movement in 1905 to fight for equal rights. He also helped found the NAACP.
Hepburn Act → Woodrow Wilson's program in his campaign for the presidency in 1912, the New Freedom emphasized business competition and small government. It sought to reign in federal authority, release individual energy, and restore competition. It echoed many of the progressive social-justice objectives while pushing for a free economy rather than a planned one.
FTC → Federal Trade Commission. Protects consumers from misleading and fraudulent advertising. Reviews advertising claims. Can order a company to change their ad