Progressive Era Webquest

Women’s Suffrage
1. Create a timeline of listing 10 historic events or people related to women’s suffrage ending with the passage of the 19th Amendment.
2.Find and posta political cartoon relating to women’s suffrage.
3.Write an article for your newsletter in support of women’s suffrage.

William “Boss” Tweed

1.Write a short biography of William “Boss” Tweed.
2. Find and post a political cartoon by Thomas Nast on the Tweed Ring.
3. Write an article for your newsletter exposing the corruption of “Boss” Tweed.

Settlement Houses

1.Write a short biography of Jane Addams.
2.Write a history of Hull House.
3.Create an advertisement for your newsletter. This advertisement will attempt to attract immigrants to use Hull House.

Tenement Life
1.Write a short biography of Jacob Riis.
2.Find and post two photographs by Jacob Riis of tenement life.
3.Write an article on the living conditions in a tenement on the lower East Side in the late 1800s.

Temperance Movement
1.Write a short biography of Carrie Nation.
2.Find and post a political cartoon on the Temperance Movement or Prohibition.
3.Write a speech or article for your newsletter in favor of temperance.

Child Labor
1. Write a speech or article against the use of children in factories.
2. Find and post pictures from Lewis Hine.
3. Find and include a copy of New York State’s child labor law.

Anti-Lynching Movement
1. Find either three pictures or political cartoons on lynching in the South.
2. Write an article on the founding of the N.A.A.C.P.
3. Write a speech to be give in Congress opposing lynching in the South.

Theodore Roosevelt
-Jen Stephenson, Mary Murphy, and Lucy Hu
1. Write a short biography on Theodore Roosevelt.
2. Find at least three political cartoons on Roosevelt to include in your newsletter.
3. Write an article explaining why Roosevelt is called “The Most Progressive President”


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