Honors U.S. History
Unit 5: Reform – The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
The American Journey, Chapter 17 sections 2-4 and Chapters 20-21
NCSCOS Objectives and Essential Questions
• Describe the causes and effects of the financial difficulties that plagued the American farmer
and trace the rise and decline of Populism.
< How and why was the plight of the American farmer so different from that of other
< Why did so many farmers support Populism?
< How can economically oppressed groups make their voices heard politically?
• Describe the changing role of government in economic and political affairs.
< How did the government’s role in economic and political affairs change during this era?
< To what extent did industrialization affect the relationships between government, business,
and the worker?
< How did technological advancement affect industrialization and the role of the
< To what extent was the government’s changing role necessary and positive in this era?
• Explain the conditions that led to the rise of Progressivism.
< How did the political, economic, and social conditions of the Gilded Age lead to the
< How did scientific and technological advances create a mass consumer culture?
< To what extent did an emerging mass consumer culture define what it means to be an
< What tactics were most effective in bringing about the social, economic, and political
reforms of the Progressive Era?
• Analyze how different groups of Americans made economic and political gains in the
< How effective was the Progressive Movement in addressing the political, economic, and
social needs of all Americans?
< To what extent did progressive political reforms successfully combat the social and
economic ills created by a rapidly industrializing society?
< How successful were the Progressive Era Presidents in leading reform efforts?
• Evaluate the effects of racial segregation on different regions and segments of the United States
< To what extent were the social, political, and economic standing of African Americans
positively affected by progressive efforts?
< What did it mean to be black in America at the turn of the century?
< Why did multiple perspectives develop for addressing racial injustice during the
• Examine the impact of technological change on economic, social, and cultural life in the United
< What was the economic and social impact of the technological changes of the Progressive
< How was American culture redefined during the Progressive Era?
< Does society cause government to change or does government cause society to change?
The Grange “Cross of Gold Speech”
National Farmer Alliances Greenbacks
Southern Alliance Gilded Age
Colored Farmers Alliance Whiskey Ring scandal
Omaha Platform Populism
Interstate Commerce Act Secret ballot (Australian)
William Jennings Bryan Referendum
Recall Lillian Wald 16th Amendment
Mugwumps muckrakers Niagara Movement
prohibition Booker T. Washington 17th Amendment
NAWSA W.E.B. Du Bois NAACP
“purity crusaders” direct primary Bull Moose party
Henry George poll tax National Urban League
social gospel movement Muller v. Oregon New Freedom
Edward Bellamy New Nationalism George Washington Carver
settlement house movement literary test Louis Brandeis
home rule arbitration Madam C.J. Walker
Jane Addams grandfather clause Minor v. Happersett
progressivism lynching woman question
Ellen Gates Starr Jim Crow Carrie Chapman Catt
holding companies de facto segregation WCTU
social welfare programs Ballinger-Pinchot affair Alice Paul
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Gilded Age politics and Populist Movement
Unit 4 Test economics Cross of Gold speech
HW : reading notes on The HW: read pp.606-24 and
Southern Agrarian Revolt complete outline
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Early Release Day
Progressive Movement Progressivism outline women’s rights Unit 5 TEST
Progressivism video Progressive presidents chart Du Bois and W ashington
HW : read pp.624-31 and HW : reading notes on PSAT Populism and Progressivism
complete Progressive W omen in the New South activities
presidents chart and Settling the Race Issue Populism and Progressivism
HW : study for test
The American Journey web site: http://www.phschool.com/access/goldfield_amer_journey.html
Ms. Bailey’s U.S. History page: http://www.riverside.dpsnc.net/teacherpages/cbailey/