Progressive 1a

Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

By Wzzzzz
  • Cities During the Progressive Era

    Cities During the Progressive Era
    In the early 1900s, the United States entered a period of peace, prosperity and progress. In the country's growing cities, factory output is growing, small businesses are thriving and incomes are rising. As the promise of jobs and higher wages drew more and more people into cities, the United States began to transform itself into a nation of city dwellers.
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    Immigrants in the Progressive Era

    More than 15 million migrants arrived in the United States. But America struggles to absorb immigrants. Most immigrants choose to settle in American cities where the jobs are, and cities are becoming more crowded. Moreover, city services often cannot keep up with the flow of new people. Most immigrants do find jobs, though they often take jobs that most native-born Americans would not. Over time, however, many migrants have managed to improve their situation.
  • The Newlands Act

    The Newlands Act
    The Act financed irrigation projects through the proceeds from the sale of federal land in the West; The Inland Waterways Commission was appointed in 1907 to study the relationship between rivers, soils, forests, hydraulic exploitation and water transport; And the National Conservation Commission in 1909, which was charged with developing long-term plans to protect the country's resources. With a vocal group of environmentalists.
  • U.S. Participation in the Great War(World War I)

    U.S. Participation in the Great War(World War I)
    Tensions were high over submarine warfare in the Atlantic Ocean. Germany sank the British ocean liner Lusitania on May 7, 1915, killing more than 120 American citizens and stirring public anger in the United States. In 1917, Germany attacked American ships and tried to intervene in U.S.-Mexico relations, drawing the United States into the war on the Allies' side. On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on Germany.
  • Prohibition: A Case Study of Progressive Reform

    Prohibition: A Case Study of Progressive Reform
    Congress passed the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, banning the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. The amendment was ratified the following year.
  • Automobiles in the Progressive and New Eras

    Automobiles in the Progressive and New Eras
    The sociologists Robert and Helen Lind conducted a major study of American society. The automobile changed the lives of the people who lived in Middletown and, in turn, almost everywhere else in the United States.