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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The Progressive Era (1890-1920)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Describe the roots of progressive reform, including the ideas upon which it rested and the methods that it employed.

Explain how progressives sought to create the "good society," giving examples of social reforms they pursued to achieve it.

Describe progressive municipal and state reforms.

Explain why and how progressivism flowered on the national level.

Describe the contributions of the Roosevelt and Wilson administrations to progressive reform.

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of progressivism.