Week 3 Lecture/Textbook Questions – History of the United States 2

Hist. 132 Week 3 Lecture-Textbook Questions

Lecture:

1.In examining the list of changes to voting rights made in the late 19th and 20th centuries, can you think of any reasons for future changes to U.S. voting rights?(Warning!This is an opinion question!There is no right or wrong answer, but I do expect you to think about this and formulate an opinion!)

The only change I can see being made if for immigrants who are not yet citizens but who are going through the process to become a citizen being able to vote in elections.

2.Pres. Wilson’s “virtual river of reform laws” led to his reelection in 1916.Why was Wilson able to push through so many reforms?

Chap. 22:

3.What changes were made in response to the shock of the Triangle Fire in New York City?

4.What ills did progressives see in society, what solutions did they propose, and what ideas shaped those solutions?

5.Why were women so deeply involved in the “search for the good society” and what were some of their accomplishments?

6.Which “masses” did progressives want to control, why did they want to control them, and what instruments did they employ?

7.What reforms did cities and states enact, and how did those reforms address the problems they faced?

8.How did Pres. Roosevelt’s reform agenda reflect his promise of a “Square Deal” for Americans?

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