Chapter 6 (sections 1-4) study guide Part II



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Chapter 6 (sections 1-4) study guide Part II (Part I was your key terms)

These questions and your answers, as well as your key terms and definitions, must be turned in prior to the start of your exam. They must either be printed out or handwritten. No sharing, email, etc. will be accepted. Each question requires at least four sentences to answer appropriately and each sentence must contain new information related to the question asked.



  1. Identify and describe in detail at least three of the six election reforms we discussed in class that the Progressives achieved.

  2. What were the three areas of reform on which Progressives focused? Describe them in detail.

  3. How and why did Jacob Riis draw attention to the plight of the urban poor?

  4. What is the NAACP and what two major items did it protest during the Progressive Era? Describe both in detail.

  5. Discuss in detail how and why the Triangle Shirtwaist fire changed workplace safety in NY (state) and beyond.

  6. Why were many suffragettes angered by the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment? What did the NWSA and AWSA do thereafter to gain suffrage for women?

  7. Explain the differences between initiative and referendum as discussed in class and how they two reforms affected government for citizens during the Progressive Era.

  8. What practices by food and drug companies led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act? Please also explain what the Pure Food and Drug Act is and what it created.

  9. Compare and contrast the reform issues of African American women and Caucasian women during the Progressive Era.

  10. How did Upton Sinclair become a muckraker and what did he do that affected American food production forever?

  11. Discuss in detail the misuse of natural resources that led to the conservation movement as well as Gifford Pinchot’s efforts with respect to the movement.

  12. Compare and contrast Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Thomas Woodrow Wilson’s presidencies with respect to the conservation movement.

  13. Compare and contrast Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Thomas Woodrow Wilson’s presidencies with respect to trusts.

  14. Compare and contrast Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Thomas Woodrow Wilson’s presidencies with respect to tariffs.

  15. Discuss in detail how Thomas Woodrow Wilson reformed the banking system in the U.S.

  16. What was the American attitude towards drinking alcohol prior to the start of the twentieth century? How did this change over time? What was the end result in this change and was it a lasting one?

  17. Mandatory essay (at least six sentences): “What was one interesting thing you learned in this chapter? Describe this thing in detail. How does it affect your view of history? Name one other part of history where this item comes into play and discuss it as well.”

Example of mandatory essay: One interesting thing I learned in this chapter was that the sinking of the Lusitania did not really spur the U.S. into entering World War I. While there were American passengers onboard, it was a British ship, which I believe didn’t affect Americans as much when it was sunk by German u-boats. This makes me rethink how we as Americans are one of the moral leaders of the world. If the killing of innocent people doesn’t make us want to enter into a war, what does? This reminds me of the explosion on the Maine, which was one of the reasons the U.S. entered into the Spanish American War. We entered into the war with Spain shortly after the Maine exploding, which is different than the sinking of the Lusitania, as we didn’t enter into WWI until two years after that event.

Honors U.S. History



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