The Big Questions:
How did Progressives hope to change their communities and the country during the early 20th century?
Why did the United States become more involved in the world economy during the early 20th century?
How did American foreign policy toward Latin America and Asia change during the early 20th century?
Section 1: Short Answer Questions
Answer each of the following questions in a few sentences. Support all of your answers with specific historical evidence
.A. Define the following two terms: initiative and muckrakers.
B. What were some of the similarities and differences between European and American imperialism?
C. How and why did yellow journalists support the Spanish-American War?
D. How did women contribute to the successes of the Progressive movement?
Section 2: Extended Writing
Answer the following question in a three- to five-paragraph essay. Be sure to address all parts of the question and support your conclusions with specific historical evidence.How did the conflicts between large corporations and other groups, such as unions and Progressive movements, affect politics during the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States?