The U. S. History: take the trivia questions on progressivism. The term “progressivism” defines a variety of responses to the economic and social problems that rapid industrialization introduced to America – it began as a social movement and grew into a political one. What do you know about it? How about you take this interesting quiz and see what you stand to learn.
Make the federal government an instrument of domestic reform.
Undertake an aggressive new foreign policy.
Increase economic competition by breaking up all trusts and large business combinations.
Often illiterate members of the urban working class
Young, affluent college-educated women
Idealistic young men who came to the city largely from rural areas
Trusts are an economic evil and should be destroyed in every case.
Only trusts in the railroad and oil industries are acceptable.
Only trusts in the meatpacking industry should be broken up.
Good trusts should be tolerated while bad trusts are prevented from manipulating markets.
A detailed program for social reform
A futuristic utopian fantasy.
A fictional expose of the meatpacking industry.
The catalyst of the social gospel movement.
He argued that increasing prosperity was causing increasing poverty.
He believed government should take a laissez-faire philosophy.
He asserted that economic inequality was the result of private ownership of land.
He desired large-scale public works.
The Pure Food and Drug Act
A high protective tariff
A progressive income tax
The Sherman Antitrust Act
Passage of the Mann-Elkins Act
Creation of the Federal Trade Commission
Passage of the "Granger Laws"
Taking over an doperating the railroads
He was an able and efficient administrator.
He reversed Theodore Roosevelt's conservationist policies.
He was little inclined to making rousing speeches or engage in political conflict.
His administration was more active in prosecuting trusts than Roosevelt's had been.
Assert that the poor were themselves at fault for their circumstances.
Maintain that abuses and social degradation resulted solely from a lack of willpower on the part of those who committed them.
Hold that religion is an entirely individualistic matter.
Argue that Christions should work to reorganize the industrial system and bring about international peace.
He strove to strengthen the child's respect for parental and other traditional authority.
He substituted the authority of the peer group for that of the teacher so that the child would be socialized and schooling would be made relevant to him.
He was much influenced by William James.
He has been called the father of Progressive Education.
The rights of African-Americans
Low wages for women.
I, II, and III
I and II only
An influx of blacks moving out of the South into northern cities, creating large black ghettos.
Reliance upon a politically chosen police force to maintain order.
A lack of clean water and inadequate sewerage facilities
A lack of open space for parks
Many of the whites behind it were the descendants of abolitionists.
It supported the programs and philosophy of Booker T. Washington
The immediate impetus for it sprang from a race riot in Springfield, Illinois, within sight of Lincoln's tomb.
It grew out of the Niagara Movement, a 1905 convention of black leaders.
California and Oregon were the first states to have complete woman suffrage.
The only states with complete woman suffrage before 1900 were west of the Mississippi.
No state granted woman suffrage before 1900.
Woman suffrage was introduced into the South during Radical Reconstruction.
Passage of the Mann-Elkins Act.
Creation of the Federal Ttrade Commission.
Removal of former legal obstacles to consolidation of the railroads into giant corporations.
Taking over and operating the railroads.
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