You have 2 minutes to discuss a problem that
was occurring in the US during the late 1800s
to early 1900s.
Group 1 – Tenements
Group 2 – Sanitation
Group 3 - Water
Group 4 – Business Issues
Group 5 – Government Corruption
Read pg. 226
Progressives were people who helped
fight for those people who couldn’t
fight for themselves.
The Progressive Movement
developed to address problems that
arose with the growth of cities and
industries during the late 1800s and
Choose the that title best completes this graphic organizer?
A. Concerns of Big Business in the Late 19th
B. Concerns of the Middle Class in the Late 19th
C. Concerns of Prohibitionists in the Late 19th
D. Concerns of the U.S. Government in the Late 19th
TURN & TALK: Study the graphic organizer to answer the question.
Read pg. 264, 266-267
Some Famous Progressives/Muckrakers:
Upton Sinclair was an author who wrote The Jungle which
was a book about issues with the meat packing factories
Ida Tarbell was an author who wrote about trusts
President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
• was a “trust-buster”
• passed Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug
Act to help with issues within the food and drug
• created national parks to preserve and conserve our
Lewis Hine traveled the country and took pictures of
articles about corrupt
business practices and
Read pg. 226
Public Baths were created to help with
water and sanitation issues!
Building codes were enforced to help
with unsafe and unsanitary housing!
City parks and beautification projects
Immigrants often lived in communities with others
from their home countries this helped to make
adjusting to life in American easier.
Settlement houses were created to help immigrants
adjust to life in the US. They were large buildings
in crowded immigrant communities.
The workers provided services for immigrants
and helped to remedy poverty.
The Hull House in Chicago established by
Jane Addams was a settlement house.
Settlement House services might include:
library nursery art studios
post office gymnasium theater
kitchen dining room music school
day care job assistance medical facilities
Read pg. 265
Progressives fought against child labor!
Progressives fought to pass laws to make
monopolies and trusts ILLEGAL.
Progressives worked to make factories
safer by taking and distributing
photographs of unsafe practices.
Progressives thought that work days
shouldn’t be so long
Progressives didn’t like labor unions.
Read pgs. 195-197
Remember Labor unions helped fight for…
They did this through…
Negotiations between the workers and the owners
strikes (sometimes these got violent)
Samuel Gompers and Mary Harris Jones were
known for being strong union leaders.
Amendment was passed
stating that alcohol was illegal!
This was also called Prohibition.
Blue Laws (also known as Sunday
laws) were designed to restrict some
shopping, or ban the sale of certain
items on specific days, most often on