Discuss the differences between the immigrants of the Gilded Age with those from before the Civil War. Where were they from, why did the come to America, where did they settle, and how did Americans react to their presence?
How did the religion in America change during the Gilded Age? Include discussion of Immigrants and Darwinists.
Briefly discuss the chief arguments between Darwinists and Fundamental Christians?
The late 19th century saw a dramatic increase in educational opportunities. Provide examples of this growth and discuss what factors led to it.
Look at the chart on page 624. What trend does it show and what factors contributed to this trend?
Ch 28 (702-727)
Who were the “progressives” and what were their goals?
Progressive theorist could no longer afford the luxury of a ______________________________ policy.
What was a muckraker and why did Theodore Roosevelt see them as a nuisance?
List some of the ”Muckraking” magazines and try to think of some examples of muckraking today.
Identify each of the Muckraker below and describe their field of work and publications:
Discuss Theodore Roosevelt rise to the Presidency? (PowerPoint, 668-671))
What was Roosevelt’s “square deal” and what his three C’s?
How did TR use his “Square Deal” philosophies during the Pennsylvania Coal Strike of 1902? How was the outcome of this strike different than most of the strikes we have discussed so far?
What is meant by, Theodore Roosevelt wielding his big stick? (Keep it clean!)
How did Roosevelt use the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, the Elkins Act of 1903, and the Hepburn Act of 1906 to reduce the power of the corporations (Captains of Industry / Robber Barons).
Why has TR been referred to as a “trustbuster?” (Who you gonna call?) Provide examples!
Was TR against big business altogether? What motivated him to get involved with big business?
Who was Upton Sinclair and what book did he write that prompted the creation of the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906?
Briefly describe each of the following attempts to manage land use in America.
Desert Land Act 1877:
Forest Reserve Act 1891:
Carey Act 1894:
Compare and contrast Conservationism under Gifford Pinchot and Preservationist under John Muir? Please include a brief description of each man. (Read through page 694 before answering the next three questions)
Roosevelt and Pinchot go to work. Provide examples of TR’s desire to conserve American lands.
What debate ensued over Hetch Hetchy reservoir in California that divided Preservationists and Conservationists.
Discuss TR’s role in the election of 1908 and the election of William Howard Taft. Where did TR go after the election?
(722-731) In a paragraph or two, discuss the accomplishments and failures of William Howard Taft and his presidency using the following to guide your discussion.