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Progressive Era - 1920s Project

Final Product

As a group, you will divide and conquer to answer your assigned question in full detail with examples. Your finished project will be a poster and a written response that answers your question. Each underlined term must be addressed in your completed project. Your poster should be creative, colorful, and informative.


Topics and People to Research


Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Open Door Policy
Dollar Diplomacy
Immigration Quotas
Causes of Economic Growth -1920

Warren Harding's Return to Normalcy
Reduction of taxes
Increased Production Efficiencies

Progressive Era Reforms
Ammendments -16, 17, 18, 19

Social Darwinism
Race Relations
Red Scare
Changing Role of Women

Charles Darrow
William Jennings Bryan
Henry Ford
Glenn Curtiss
Marcus Garvey
Charles A. Lindbergh

Western Expansion
Rural to Urban
Great Migration

Anti-trust Acts
Interstate Commerce Act
Pure Food and Drug Act

Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve Act of 1913
Gold Standard to Fiat Money

Growth of Railroads
Growth of Labor Unions
Farm Issues
Cattle Industry Boom
Rise of Entrepreneurship
Free Enterprise
Pros and Cons of Big Business

Indian Policies
Growth of Political Machines
Civil Service Reform
Beginnings of Populism

Battle of the Argonne Forest
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
General J. Pershing

U.S. involvement in World War I
Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points
Treaty of Versailles


Help with Citations


Books from the SCHS Library - feel free to check them out!


SCHS Library Catalog


Check out the progressive era resource list of books in the library. 

Use the Virtual Library Search Widget below.   These ebooks do not need to be checked out.  They are available to all students (24/7).   A few example books are linked in the next column.  Most all of the topics will be found by searching the GVLR widget.


Encyclopedia Britannica

Use this to get started - especially if you need overview information and great images about your topic.


Try Facts on File "American History Online"

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience. This is a good source for primary source material, as well as secondary sources, as well as images for your poster.


American Women's History Online

Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.  There will be a wonderful image library here for your poster visuals. 


African - American History Online

Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 years. Don't forget to search for images here. 


Student Resources in Context



Red Scare ebook

ISBN: 9781414411170


Treaty of Versailles

Cover Art
U-X-L Encyclopedia of U. S. History
ISBN: 9781414432748
Publication Date: 2008-12-01

Look her for the Treaty of Versailles


Interstate Commerce Act


Social Darwinism

Cover Art
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
ISBN: 9780684313771
Publication Date: 2004-12-03


Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points


Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882


Open Door Policy

Cover Art
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
ISBN: 9780684806174
Publication Date: 2002-11-27


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