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ONLINE HISTORY 12 UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865TEST 2 WORKBOOKStudent Name: Isabella (Bella) La Barbera 0838091TOPIC 2 A: THE PROGRESSIVE ERA1. Describe the key beliefs and ideas associated with the Progressive Movement. Spell out what problems they saw in American society. What institutions or methods did they intend to use to bring reform to the United States.
2. Identify the factors caused the Progressive movement to emerge in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Explain what role “the New Middle Class” played in promoting Progressivism.
3. Define the term “Muckraker” and identify some of the most famous muckrakers.
journalists that dig up the dirt on what is really going on by revealing the ugly truths to the American people. Some famous muckrakers Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Stephens and Upton Sinclair. Tarbell wrote articles about Rockefeller’s oil company resulting in a tarnished reputation, Stephens wrote about St. Louis city corruption, and Sinclair wrote “The Jungle.” 4. Progressive reforms at the state level: Explain what the Progressives hoped to achieve (that is, explain the purpose for) each of the following reforms: initiative, referendum, and recall.

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