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Chapter 8: Life at the Turn of the 20th Century
Chapter Objective
To analyze significant turn-of-the-20th-century trends in such areas as
technology, education, race relations, and mass culture.
SECTION 1 Science and Urban Life
1. Describe the impact of technological advances on turn-of-the-20thcentury urban planning.
2. Summarize turn of the century communication innovations.
SECTION 2 Education and Culture
1. Analyze the expansion of public education at the turn-of-the-20thcentury.
2. Describe the growth of higher education.
SECTION 3 Segregation and Discrimination
1. Trace the historical underpinnings of legalized segregation and the
African-American struggle against racism in the United States.
2. Summarize turn-of-the-20th-century race relations in the North and the
3. Identify discrimination against minorities in the American West.
SECTION 4 The Dawn of Mass Culture
1. Give examples of turn-of-the-20th-century leisure activities and popular
2. Analyze the spread of mass culture in the United States at the turn of
the 20th century.
3. Describe turn-of-the-20th-century innovations in marketing and
Chapter 9: The Progressive Era
Chapter Objective
Explain how the progressive movement managed to increase the power of
government to regulate business and to protect society from the injustices
fostered by big business.
SECTION 1 The Origins of Progressivism
1. Explain the four goals of progressivism.
2. Summarize progressive efforts to clean up government.
3. Identify progressive efforts to reform state government, protect workers,
and reform elections.
SECTION 2 Women in Public Life
1. Describe the growing presence of women in the workforce at the turn of
the 20th century.
2. Identify leaders of the woman suffrage movement.
3. Explain how woman suffrage was achieved.
SECTION 3 Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal
1. Describe the events of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency.
2. Explain how Roosevelt used the power of the presidency to regulate
3. Identify laws passed to protect public health and the environment.
4. Summarize Roosevelt's stand on civil rights.
SECTION 4 Progressivism Under Taft
1. Summarize the events of the Taft presidency.
2. Explain the division in the Republican Party.
3. Describe the election of 1912.
SECTION 4 Wilson's New Freedom
1. Describe Woodrow Wilson's background and the progressive reforms
of his presidency.
2. List the steps leading to woman suffrage.
3. Explain the limits of Wilson's progressivism.
Chapter 10: America Claims an Empire
Chapter Objective
To understand how individuals and events moved the United States into the role
of a world power and to recognize the effects of economic policies on U.S.
SECTION 1 Imperialism and America
1. Explain the economic and cultural factors that fueled the growth of
American imperialism.
2. Describe how the United States acquired Alaska.
3. Summarize how the United States took over the Hawaiian Islands.
SECTION 2 The Spanish-American War
1. Contrast American opinions regarding the Cuban revolt against Spain.
2. Identify events that escalated the conflict between the United States and
3. Trace the course of the Spanish-American War and its results.
SECTION 3 Acquiring New Lands
1. Describe U.S. involvement in Puerto Rico and in Cuba.
2. Identify causes and effects of the Philippine-American War.
3. Explain the purpose of the Open Door Policy in China.
4. Summarize the views regarding U.S. imperialism.
SECTION 4 America as a World Power
1. Explain how Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy promoted American
power around the world.
2. Describe how Woodrow Wilson's missionary diplomacy ensured U.S.
dominance in Latin America.