Progressive Era - 1920s Project
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
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
Changing Role of Women
William Jennings Bryan
Charles A. Lindbergh
Rural to Urban
Interstate Commerce Act
Pure Food and Drug Act
Federal Reserve Act of 1913
Gold Standard to Fiat Money
Growth of Railroads
Growth of Labor Unions
Cattle Industry Boom
Rise of Entrepreneurship
Pros and Cons of Big Business
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
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.
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
GREAT IMAGES AS WELL AS INFORMATION