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Showing Grade 11, Unit 2d, Populists and Progressives
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1912: Competing Visions for America

http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/mmh/1912/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The 1912 presidential election was a significant and substantive discussion about the future of the United States. The four major presidential nominees offered choices unimagined in today's political world. They fought in a more contentious, combative, and violent political culture than today's voters could tolerate. These pages are about those events, and the vision for the future of democracy that they represented. Standard 11.2.9

Comments: This Ohio state site will be a great kick off to the 11th grade course of study.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 13

Progressivism

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/module14/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: By the beginning of the twentieth century, muckraking journalists were calling attention to the exploitation of child labor, corruption in city governments, the horror of lynching, and the ruthless business practices employed by businessmen like John D. Rockefeller. This site by Gilder Lehrman has background infomration, primary sources, and learning tools on the Progressive Era. Standard 11.2.4 and 11.2.9

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3709

Quotes from Mark Twain

http://www.twainquotes.com

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here are quotes from Mark Twain categorized by key word and alphabetically accessed. There ae also interviews and articles by the great author. Some are quite funny and others show his political and social philosphies. Standards 8.12.8 and 11.2.8

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2559

TR: An American Lion

http://www.history.com/classroom/tr_webcast/videos.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here are seven short media clips on the Theordore Roosevelt admistration from the History Channel. They examine the various roles that TR in his presidency through an examination of the topics: Northern Securities trust debate - T.R. as trustbuster; Coal Miners Strike - T.R. as peacemaker in industrial disputes; Acquisition of Panama Canal Zone - T.R. carries a big stick; Construction of the Panama Canal - T.R. and his big ditch; Forestry Service established -- T.R. as preservationist; residency as a powerful activist institution - T.R increases executive power; and Panama Canal's Military Importance -- T.R. as military leader. Each clip has discussion questions. Standards 11.2.9, 11.4.4, 11.11.5, and 12.7.8

Comments: Requires Windows Media.sitx which is downloadable at the site.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3814

16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Federal Income Tax (1913)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=57

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax. Far-reaching in its social as well as its economic impact, the income tax amendment became part of the Constitution by a curious series of events. Standards 11.2.9 and 12.3.3 economics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 7

17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of U.S. Senators (1913)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=58

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Passed by Congress May 13, 1912, and ratified April 8, 1913, the 17th amendment modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. Prior to its passage, Senators were chosen by state legislatures. Late in the 19th century, some state legislatures deadlocked over the election of a senator when different parties controlled different houses, and Senate vacancies could last months or years. Standards 11.2.9 and 12.4.1

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 10

A Vital Progressivism

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog19/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Biography of America site examines the U.S. in 1910. It looks at the struggles of ordinary people to reach the American dream, including Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans. The differences between the ideas of W.E.B DuBois and Booker T. Washington are subjects of discussion. There is a map showing America's largest cities, a transcript of the historical discussion on the video, and a webography. Standard 11.2.9 and 11.5.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 41

Interstate Commerce Act (1887)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=49

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In 1887 Congress passed the Interstate Commerce Act, making the railroads the first industry subject to Federal regulation. Congress passed the law largely in response to public demand that railroad operations be regulated. The act also established a five-member enforcement board known as the Interstate Commerce Commission. In the years following the Civil War, railroads were privately owned and entirely unregulated. Although there was competition among railroads for long-haul routes, there was none for short-haul runs. Railroads discriminated in the prices they charged to passengers and shippers in different localities by providing rebates to large shippers or buyers. These practices were especially harmful to American farmers, who lacked the shipment volume necessary to obtain more favorable rates. Standards 11.2.9 and 12.3.1 econmics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1752

Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of (1916)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=59

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Social reformers began to condemn child labor because of its detrimental effect on the health and welfare of children. The first child labor bill, the Keating-Owen bill of 1916, was based on Senator Albert J. Beveridge's proposal from 1906 and used the government's ability to regulate interstate commerce to regulate child labor. This act limited the working hours of children and forbade the interstate sale of goods produced by child labor. It was declared unconstitutional when the Court ruled that Congress had overstepped the commerce clause. Standards 11.2.9 and 12.4.1 economics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1873

Pendleton Act (1883)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=48

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Approved on January 16, 1883, the Pendleton Act provided that federal government jobs be awarded on the basis of merit and that government employees be selected through competitive exams. The act also made it unlawful to fire or demote employees (covered by the law) for political reasons. The law further forbids requiring employees to give political service or contributions. The Civil Service Commission was established to enforce this act. Standard 11.2.9

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2421

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