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BUILDING VOCABULARY

The Progressive Era




A. Matching Match the description in the second column with the term or name in the first column. Write the appropriate letter next to the word.

_____ 1. suffrage a. name of Roosevelt’s reform measures

_____ 2. Woodrow Wilson b. journalists who uncovered corruption

_____ 3. Nineteenth Amendment c. the right to vote

_____ 4. muckrakers d. progressive party headed by Roosevelt

_____ 5. conservation e. granted suffrage for women

_____ 6. Prohibition f. sought to curb growth of monopolies

_____ 7. Florence Kelley g. advocate for women and children

_____ 8. Clayton Antitrust Act h. winner of 1912 presidential election

_____ 9. Bull-Moose Party i. the banning of alcoholic beverages

____ 10. Square Deal j. preservation of natural resources
B. Evaluating Write T in the blank if the statement is true. If the statement is false, write F in the blank and then write the corrected statement on the line below.

_____ 1. Susan B. Anthony was a leading proponent of woman suffrage.

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_____ 2. The major goal of the prominent progressive governor Robert M. La Follette was reforming the nation’s education system.

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_____ 3. The goal of the NAACP was full voting rights for women.

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_____ 4. Upton Sinclair was the author of The Jungle, a critical look at the nation’s meatpacking industry.

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_____ 5. The progressive movement aimed at returning control of government to the people, restoring economic opportunities, and correcting injustices in American life.

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C. Writing Write a paragraph describing some of the significant political reforms

during the Progressive Era using the following terms.



initiative referendum recall Seventeenth Amendment


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