Lesson 4 Progressives & Imperialism (Begin May 11 – DUE May 22, 2020)
UNITED STATES HISTORY UNIT 6 – PROGRESSIVES & IMPERIALSIM
Mr. Hokanson (May 11-22) DUE BY MAY 22nd…
Instructions: Read and study the notes below. Use the notes to complete the Unit 6 Progressives & Imperialism Quiz…
Unit 6 Progressives & Imperialism
- The Triangle Shirtwaist tragedy/fire led to public pressure to change working conditions.
- In his novel The Jungle, Upton Sinclair shocked people with horrors of the meatpacking industry. This led to Congress passing laws requiring food and medicine to be accurately labeled.
- The Progressive Movement focused on protecting social welfare, creating economic reform, & fostering efficiency in the workplace.
- Progressive Era muckrakers were journalists who exposed corruption and other evils.
- Trustbuster goals were to break up business monopolies & restore competition.
- Workers organized unions in order to acquire better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
- Injunctions, or court orders, were used to stop unions from striking.
- Suffragists worked for women’s right to vote. They published pamphlets, went on hunger strikes, and picketed the White House.
- Women were granted the right to vote under the 19th amendment. Wyoming was the first state to grant women’s suffrage.
- Conservationists worked to improve the environment and established Yellowstone as the first national park in the U.S.
- Wealthy industrialists like Andrew Carnegie, believed rich people should use their wealth to help others live better lives.
- Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901 after President William McKinley was assassinated.
- Theodore Roosevelt believed in progressive reforms and was known as a trustbuster who obtained indictments against the railroad, beef, oil, and tobacco industries.
- Minority groups in the United States sought to end discrimination and obtain equal rights.
- Imperialism is a country occupying another country to obtain resources and new markets.
- The United States became an imperialistic power with its involvement in the Spanish-American War.
- After France failed to build a canal across the isthmus of Panama, the United States took on the project and completed it.
- Roosevelt established the Roosevelt Corollary, an addition to the Monroe Doctrine, claiming the right to intervene in the affairs of Latin American nations whenever those nations seemed unstable.
- The Panama Canal made travel between the Atlantic & Pacific easier, made America a political force in Latin America, but came at the cost of many canal workers dying of malaria & yellow fever.
- Anti-imperialists believed that countries did not need to take over other countries to do business with them. As one anti-imperialist stated, “It is not necessary to own a people to trade with them.”
8.1.3: Explain the historical development of the United States Constitution and treaties and how they have shaped the United States and Wyoming Government.
8.3.2: Compare and contrast how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in various economic systems (e.g., characteristics of market, command, and mixed economies).
8.3.3: Describe the impact of technological advancements on production, distribution, and consumption. (e.g., businesses and/or corporations in the United States and the world).
8.5.4: Analyze the changes to and consequences of human, natural, and technological impacts on the physical environment.
8.6.1: Use and evaluate multiple sources of information in diverse formats and media in order to address a question or solve a problem.