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Progressive Era Unit Test

What amendment was passed as a result of the Women’s Suffrage Movement? Name the leader of the movement and describe the amendment. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The movement was led by Susan B. Anthony.
What is the relationship between the 18th and 21st Amendments? The 21st Amendment cancelled out the 18th Amendment.
What role do muckrakers play in society? They expose society’s problems to the public.
What effect did Jacob Riis have on American society? He made the public aware of the problems faced by poor workers and immigrants.
What effect did Upton Sinclair have on American society? He made the public aware of the problems in the meat-packing industry. This led to the Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act.
Teddy Roosevelt said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” What did Roosevelt mean when he said this? This statement describes Roosevelt’s policy on Latin America. He felt the U.S. should influence those countries.
What was Teddy Roosevelt’s view on trusts? He felt good trusts should be regulated and bad trusts should be broken up.
Teddy Roosevelt’s “Square Deal” had three major areas of reform. What were they? 1. Business Regulation 2. Labor Conditions 3. Conservation
What was the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Standard Oil of New Jersey v. United States (1911)? Rockefeller was forced to break up his monopoly into smaller individually owned companies.
What event signaled the end of the Progressive Era? World War I
What were the beliefs and goals of the progressives? 1-Abuses of power by the government could be stopped. 2-Technology could be used to improve peoples’ lives. 3-The government should pass laws to protect people from abuses. 4-The government should protect individuals’ rights.
What problems in society led to the need for progressive reform? 1-Powerful monopolies restricting trade. 2-Labor unrest and violence. 3-Unhealthy and unsafe living and working conditions. 4-Large numbers of new immigrants crowding into cities. 5-Urban poverty, crime, and crowding.
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