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Sunday, October 23, 2011

US HIST: Week of October 24-28, 2011

Vocabulary (Due Monday October 31, 2011): (*Note: We will be discussing Chapter 10 next week - Starting Monday October 31, 2011) Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, Robert M. La Follette, Wisconsin Idea, Direct Primary, Initiative, Referendum, Recall, 17th Amendment
Age of Reform Research Questions (Due Monday October 31, 2011):
Directions: Using Chapter 9, and if you want - any other research material(s) that you can find, answer the following two questions with proof (three corroborating pieces of evidence that helps support your claim - from your textbook or another source). Yes and No only answers are not acceptable. Fully explain and/or elaborate on your answers to receive full credit (this assignment is a Quiz Grade).
1. During the Age of Reform, Progressives fought for many causes. These included protecting Urban Workers, Reforming the Workplace, Protecting Female and Child Laborers, and Cleaning up Cities (through Moral, Physical, Better City Planning, and Attacking Racial Discrimination). All these policies raise the following question: Were these reforms meant to improve society or promote social control?
2. When we think about the Age of Reform from today’s vantage point, one characteristic of that earlier time is how much legislation (reforms) was passed. Why are there some periods when reforms can pass with ease and other times (think of today) when it is seems much less possible?

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