Agenda May 11-29, 2020 DUE 5/22

Lesson 4 Progressives & Imperialism (Begin May 11 – DUE May 22, 2020)



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.”


Unit 6 Rags to Riches Progressives

Unit 6 Rags to Riches Imperialism

Unit 6 Fling the Teacher Progressives

Unit 6 Fling the Teacher Imperialism

Progressives/Imperialism Review En Garde


Tenement Museum Game

Suffragette City



Unit 6 Progressives & Imperialism Quiz

Priority Standards

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.

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