Unit III: Progressivism, Imperialism and World War I

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Key Concepts
This unit essentially covers four chapters in your book (8, 9, 10 & 11).  Here are some of the key concepts for each chapter

Chapter

Key Concepts

Chapter Eight
pp. 276-299

  • the emergence of important new technologies and the role they played in shaping city life in the U.S.
  • the expansion of public education and higher education in the United States
  • The problems with segregation and racial discrimination throughout the U.S. in the late 1800s
  • the dawn of mass culture, including sports, movies, the media, etc.

Chapter Nine
pp. 306-337

  • the basic goals and causes of the larger progressive movement
  • the role of the muckrakers
  • the wide variety of progressive causes (racism, women's suffrage, temperance, political corruption, pools and trusts, pure food and drugs, etc.)
  • the key measures progressives took to try and resolve these issues
  • the wide variety of people who were important progressives (Florence Kelley, Teddy Roosevelt, WEB DuBois, Jane Addams, Bob LaFollette, Woodrow Wilson, etc.)

Chapter Ten
pp. 338-369

  • The reasons why some Americans pushed for imperialism (March of the Flag Speech) & the debate over imperialism
  • Growing U.S. involvement in the Pacific (Hawaii, China, etc.)
  • American involvement in China and the Open Door Policy
  • The ways in which the U.S. was involved in Latin America in the 1890's
  • The role of the Yellow Press in starting the Spanish American War
  • The course of the Spanish American War (causes, fighting, outcomes)
  • The development of the Panama Canal
  • Big Stick Diplomacy (Roosevelt Corollary), Dollar Diplomacy, and Moral Diplomacy

Chapter Eleven
pp. 370-407

  • The causes of WWI
  • The course of WWI in Europe prior to U.S. involvement (1914-1917)
  • style of combat and the impact of new weapons
  • The reasons why many Americans opposed U.S. involvement
  • The main reasons & events that finally  brought the U.S. into the war
  • The key aspects of U.S. involvement (what did we help accomplish?  How?)
  • How did the war come to an end?  What was President Wilson's plan for peace?
  • The steps the U.S. government took to finance the war effort, manage the economy, and enforce loyalty (these are key!)
  • The significant ways in which WWI changed our nation

12/06

Unit III Test

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The essay question is going to ask you to tie together two of the three big topics (Progressivism, Imperialism, & WWI) covered in this unit.  You need to pick the two you wish to focus on and describe each of them in a fair amount of detail.  Your final body paragraph should then describe the ways in which the two major topics are connected.  You might want to consider:

  • cause and effect relationships
  • ideas/beliefs that are started in one and spill over to the other
  • individuals and groups that played an important role in both topics
  • contradictions between the two