← Progressivism Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Hepburn Act
- Clayton Antitrust Act
- Suffrage Movement
- Hull House
- Eugene V. Debs
- a The drive for voting rights for women that took place in the United States from 1890 to 1920.
- b 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.
- c Ran for U.S. President five times as a socialist. The last attempt was made while he was serving time in prison for obstructing the draft of World War I.
- d This 1906 law used the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate the maximum charge that railroads to place on shipping goods. Gave ICC enough power to regulate the economy. It allowed it to set freight rates and required a uniform system of accounting by regulated transportation companies
- e 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
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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."
- A state-level method of direct legislation that gives voters a chance to approve or disapprove proposed legislation or a proposed constitutional amendment.
- Candidates that are running for president are selected though nominating election. The direct primary system was gradually adopted by states.
- 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.
- 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 True/False Questions
Ida B. Tarbell → 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
Jim Crow Laws → the lynching of blacks outraged her, an african american journalist. in her newspaper, free speech, wells urged african americans to protest the lynchings. she called for a boycott of segregated street cars and white owned stores. she spoke out despite threats to her life.
Underwood Tariff → 1914, lowered tariff, substantially reduced import fees. Lost tax revenue would be replaced with an income tax that was implemented with the 16th amendment. Pushed through Congress by Woodrow Wilson, this 1913 tariff reduced average tariff duties by almost 15% and established a graduated income tax
16th Amendment → senators are directly elected by the people instead of appointed.
Socialism → 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