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US HISTORY Progressive Test
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Political reform first came to state level when Wisconsin voters elected as governor, Republican
What amendment made alcoholic beverages illegal and is known as the Prohibition Amendment?
What new government reform enabled voters to remove an elected official from office by calling a special election?
Which of the following was not a goal of the Progressives?
increased profits for wealthy industries
investigative journalists and writers
Stricter building codes, fire escapes, sprinklers, and safety standards were passed after
146 workers were killed at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
Upton Sinclair based his novel, The Jungle, on
close observation of the workers in the meat- packing industry in Chicago.
How were Progressives and Populists alike?
Both groups feared the concentration of power in the hands of a wealthy few
Which of the following was not a reform in state government during the Progressive period?
How did muckrakers prepare the way for political and social reforms?
They exposed corruption by writing about it.
Which belief fueled the Progressive Movement?
Government should protect workers and the poor, and eliminate corruption and abuses of big business.
Which Progressive political reform would increase voter turnout?
the secret ballot
What social problem did Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle describe?
the living and working conditions in Chicago's meat-packing factories
Which reform resulted from the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?
workers' safety and compensation laws
Many Progressive reformers targeted city officials who built corrupt organizations such as Tammany Hall's
Which reform did the Nineteenth Amendment enact?
W.E.B. Du Bois was an outspoken critic of
Booker T. Washington
For what purpose was the Women's Christian Temperance Union formed?
to protect the home by prohibiting liquor
The efforts of the temperance movement eventually led to which amendment?
Why did Roosevelt run for the Presidency in 1912?
Taft's political decisions angered Roosevelt.
Which political party did Woodrow Wilson represent in the 1912 presidential election?
the Democratic Party
Which progressive legislation under Woodrow Wilson reformed the banking system in the U.S. by giving the national government authority to supervise banks.
The Federal Reserve
What fields did Progressives fail to reform?
What was one way Progressives differed from Populists?
Progressives were typically middle class city dwellers, and Populists were mostly farmers.
During the 1902 coal miners' strike in Pennsylvania, President Roosevelt
The best description of the Progressive Movement is that it was a movement to
solve the problems that had been created by industrialization.
Which of the following was a major objective of the Progressive Movement?
assure more democracy in government
Which Progressive amendment changed the way the nation elected Senators?
Which of the following reformers is associated with settlement house reform?
The Progressive governor of Wisconsin's "laboratory of democracy" was
Robert M. LaFollette
Progressive Era reforms such as the initiative, recall, and referendum, attempted to
increase the power of citizens in state and local government.
One attempt to lessen the gap between the rich and the poor was the passage of the 16th amendment which provided for
a graduated income tax.
Which muckraker exposed the unfair business practices of Standard Oil in the expose entitled "History of Standard Oil."
Which Progressive reform gave more power to voters in choosing candidates running for public office?
Who is not considered a Progressive President?
Required medication to have labels listing the exact content of the package
Pure Food and Drug Act
Political Party formed in 1912 by Theodore Roosevelt after a split in a Republicans party. Party's platform was a return to Progressive issues.
Bull Moose Party
Founder of the Tuskegee Institute, former slave, believed strongly in vocational education as means for blacks to survive economically. He was also the founder of the United Negro Business League of Boston in 1900. He was invited to the White House by Pres. Roosevelt following the Brownsville Incident.
Booker T. Washington
African American female journalist who exposed lynching of Black people in America. One of the founders of the NAACP. She also wrote The Red Record.
Ida B. Wells
Founder of the Niagara Movement, author of "The Souls of Black Folks," and conceive the idea of the "Talented Tenth" over vocational education. He died the same day Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington, August 27, 1963.
Book written by Lincoln Steffans; stated the real problem of America was not monopolies and industrialized urbanization but "business privileges and special interests" of government
The Shame of Citiies
Civil Rights organization founded in 1914, purpose was promote Negro legal and political rights and to fight racism by using the court system.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) upheld a state law that had
established racial segregation practices (seperate is legal)
The Interstate Commerce Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act were attempts by Congress to
regulate the activities of big business
What African American leader tried to convince all African Americans to go back to Africa?
Which one of these progressive goals is NOT part of the progressives.
Promoting moral improvement
What was NOT part of the three part strategy for women suffrage.
Forcing states to pass laws in favor of women suffrage
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