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American Progressive Era Quiz

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Women's suffrage during the Progressive Era culminated in what constitutional amendment that gave the right to vote to both men and women?
The 19th Amendment
The 22nd Amendment
The 25th Amendment
The 27th Amendment

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The Progressive Era was largely in response to what previous era of American politics that saw unprecedented levels of economic inequality among the working class?
The Gilded Age
The Era of Good Feelings
The Reconstruction Era
The Great Society

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In 1898, America entered into what war in response to the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine among other factors?
The Mexican-American War
The Spanish-American War
The Civil War
World War I

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What is the common name given to the programs of education and economic assistance meant to help immigrants become better assimilated into American society during the Progressive Era?
Washingtonization
New Baptism
Libertization
Americanization

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At the tail-end of the Gilded Age and during the Progressive Era, state governments in the South began to implement measures like poll taxes and literacy tests to try and stop Black people from voting. In order to make sure these measures wouldn't harm White voters. what system was implemented which exempted people from poll taxes and literacy tests if their ancestors voted before?
Grandfather Clauses
Progeny Clauses
Hereditary Clauses
Generational Clauses

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Which of the following phrases is commonly used as a nickname for the racial segregation instituted by the South during the Progressive Era and before?
Alan Terri Laws
Jim Crow Laws
Babe Rhodir Laws
Ulias Ogden Laws

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The economic recovery of the Progressive Era helped what famous American automotive pioneer to formulate the concept of the assembly line in 1913?
Colin Darcy
Samuel Morse
Thomas Edison
Henry Ford

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From 1908 - 1927, Henry Ford produced what famous automobiles so affordably that they are credited with beginning the trend of making cars a common commodity?
The F-150
The Model T
The Ride
The Custom

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What famous battle of the Spanish-American War was won by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders on July 1st, 1898?
The Battle of Havana
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of San Juan Hill
The Battle of New Orleans

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What book by Upton Sinclair exposed the unsanitary practices by meat-packing industries to inspire new waves of reform?
The Jungle
Mr. Loxley
A Tale of Two Cities
Lord of the Flies

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Because of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, the American government created what agency to regulate the quality of consumable goods?
The Edibles Agency
The Food and Drug Administration
The Regulatory Practices Commission
The Quality Assurance Detail

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Many historians mark the beginning of the Progressive Era as the point where what 1890 measure passed to give the government the power to investigate and break up monopolies?
The Gadsden Purchase
The Sherman Antitrust Act
The Morgan-Rockefeller Measure
The Roosevelt Corollary

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Scientific management of businesses was a popular movement during the Progressive Era as it allowed businesses to become more efficient. Oftentimes, this process is called Taylorism after what man who helped spark this revolution in business practices?
Frederick W. Taylor
Taylor Montgomery
Crosby Taylor-Humphreys
Duke Taylor Pineridge of York

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The movement of Prohibition began to gain traction during the Progressive Era due to the efforts of what group of Christian women who hoped to ban alcohol in the U.S.?
The Weepers at the Foot of the Cross
The Sisters of Christ in Morality
The American Healing and Sobriety Group
The Women's Christian Temperence Union

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From 1892-1896, what Populist third party began to gain traction because of its support for agrarian workers?
The Fine Day Party
The People's Party
The Bull Moose Party
The Whig Party

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In 1909, what amendment to the Constitution gave the federal government the power to levy an income tax?
The 12th Amendment
The 9th Amendment
The 18th Amendment
The 16th Amendment

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Which of the following terms refers to a tax that a nation places on imports which the American federal government embraced during the Progressive Era?
Tariffs
Excise
Syntax
Porter charges

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What is the name of this Progressive Era reformer and activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on social projects like her Hull House charity?
Dolly Madison
Dorohtea Dix
Jane Addams
Essie Thatch

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What political activist of the Progressive Era was famous for altering the platform of the Democratic Party as his famous speeches earned him the title of the Great Commoner?
Alexander Hamilton Stevens
Ted Dobrick
William Jennings Bryan
Oliver Douglas

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In order to encourage people to support the minting of silver, in 1896, William Jennings Bryan made what famous speech where he said the gold standard would harm America?
The Golden Shackles Speech
The Cross of Gold Speech
The Golden Nail Speech
The Sword of Grisly Gold Speech

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Theodore Roosevelt ascended to the presidency of the U.S.A. because of the assassination of what man who Roosevelt was the Vice President of?
Rutherford B. Hayes
Andrew Johnson
William McKinley
James Garfield

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What American President of the Progressive Era was known as "The Trust Buster" because of his efforts at breaking up monopolies?
William McKinley
Grover Cleveland
William H. Taft
Theodore Roosevelt

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In 1914, the American government founded what organization to investigate trusts and break them up?
The Federal Trade Commission
The Economic Regulation Committee
The Monetary Handling Force
The Bureau of Monopoly Claims

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Also, in 1914, the government passed what follow-up to the Sherman Antitrust Act that further allowed the federal government to regulate businesses that accumulated trusts over their markets?
The Clayton Antitrust Act
The Dobson Law
The Seers Measure
The Roosevelt Corollary

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Part of the Progressive Era was what historic push by businesses to try and get the most out of their resources in order to improve their profits?
American Progressive Era Quiz
The Americanization Movement
The Efficiency Movement
The Automation Movement
The Assembly Movement

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What American President during the Progressive Era succeeded Theodore Roosevelt and continued some of the man's trust-busting by creating organizations like the Department of Labor?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Calvin Coolidge
Grover Cleveland
William H. Taft

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Theodore Roosevelt managed to gain popularity during the Progressive Era by offering Americans a package of social reforms that he collectively called which of the following?
The New Deal
The Square Deal
The Great Society
The New Utopia

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What man was President of the United States during the end of the Progressive Era from 1913 to 1921?
Woodrow Wilson
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Grover Cleveland

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The American Progressive Era is largely considered to have ended as America entered what war in 1917?
The Korean War
The Mexican-American War
World War Two
World War One

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The American Progressive Era largely culminated in Woodrow Wilson's vision of a peaceful post-World-War-One world of united nations. He outlined this vision in how many famous points?
10
14
19
23

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