The Progressive Era

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How did citizens in the United States work to solve problems associated with development of American industrial capitalism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? Discover the progressive era with an engaging and informative video, which discusses the efforts of muckrakers and use of photography for documentation, socialist movements, and the growth of direct democracy in politics.

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Pros

  • Incorporates direct primary source quotation from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
  • Several period photographs from historical period included
Cons

  • Video begins with a third-party advertisement