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The Progressive Era
|What does the Progressive Era mean?
|A time when many people were trying to make changes to improve the nation. These people are known as reformers.
|In 1800, what percentage of people lived in cities?
|In 1900, what percentage of people lived in cities?
|How many European immigrants came to America during the Progressive Era?
|When was the Progressive Era?
|What are large (not family-owned) businesses called?
|What are stocks and where are they bought and sold?
|Stocks are individual pieces of companies that can be bought and sold on the stock market.
|What was the name of the political party Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt created when he ran for President in 1912?
|The Bull Moose Party
|What were major changes in society that reformers were trying to make during this time?
|-Ending child labor -Women's right to vote -Improved health, sanitation, and living conditions for the poor.
|What is socialism?
|Government control of businesses.
|Where did immigrants live?
|In tenement apartments in poor neighborhoods known as ghettos or slums of large cities.
|What is capitalism?
|Individual, private control of businesses.
|Who were the muckrakers?
|Journalists, writers, and reporters who exposed problems in the cities so that more people would know about them and try to solve them.
|What was the movement to give women the right to vote called?
|Women's Suffrage...the reformers were known as suffragettes.
|What was Prohibition?
|The constitutional amendment making alcohol illegal in the United States from 1919-1933.
|Two most important new industries during the Progressive Era:
|1) Oil-used for heating then gasoline 2) Steel-used for buildings, railroad tracks, and bridges
|Who were the oil and steel tycoons?
|1) John D. Rockefeller 2) Andrew Carnegie