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Progressive Era
Vocabulary
Moving forward….changing
for the better…..
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
WORD:
people bring an idea to the ballot
initiative
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE,
DRAW A PICTURE OF THE WORD!
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A
SENTENCE.
We are writing initiative letters to try
to make things better in the world!
WORD:
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
the state brings an idea to the ballot
Referendum
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A
SENTENCE.
People had differing opinions on
the lottery referendum.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
WORD:
Recall
voters can remove unsatisfactory (corrupt)
government officials
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A
SENTENCE:
If the president gets arrested for a crime, there
should be a recall.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Direct Primary
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
voter’s choose the candidates to run for their
party
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE:
The direct primary allows anyone that is
qualified a chance to run for an office.
.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
temperance
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
organized effort to end alcohol
consumption
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A
SENTENCE.
Carry Nation led the temperance movement.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
moving forward; changing for the better
Progressive
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
We are learning a lot about the Progressive
Era!
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
conservation
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
protection of natural resources
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A
SENTENCE.
Teddy Roosevelt was very concerned
about conservation and set aside
thousands of acres for national parks.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Muckraker
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
Journalist who crusaded for change
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
The muckrakers would become known
for their investigative journalism of
corruption and social problems.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Merit System
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
awarding jobs to the best qualified person
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act
made the merit system common practice by
promoting and hiring government
employees based on their ability to perform
a job, rather than on their political
connections.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Spoils System
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
awarding jobs to your friends, family or
supporters
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
After the assassination of James A.
Garfield by a rejected office-seeker in
1881, the calls for civil service reform
intensified. The end of the spoils system
at the federal level came with the
passage of the Pendleton Act in 1883.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Trustbuster
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
a person working to destroy monopolies
or trusts
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
While in office, Roosevelt became a "trust
buster" by forcing the great railroad
combination in the Northwest to break apart.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Corruption
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
Bribery or kickbacks. Dishonesty
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
The Progressive Era arose as a
response to the vast changes
brought by modernization, such as
the growth of large corporations
and railroads, and fears of
corruption in American politics.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
WORD:
Civil Service
system that includes most government
jobs (NOT elected positions, court system
or military)
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
The Civil Service Reform Act is an 1883
federal law that established the United States
Civil Service Commission. It eventually
placed most federal employees on the merit
system and marked the end of the so-called
"spoils system."
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Reform
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
to change things
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
During the Progressive Era,
there was much reform.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
WORD:
Prohibition
MY DEFINITION FOR THE WORD :
ban on the sale and consumption of
alcohol
USE THE VOCABULARY WORD IN A SENTENCE.
During the 1920’s, Prohibition made it illegal
to manufacture, import, export, sell or
transport intoxicating beverages within the
United States.
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED HERE, DRAW A
PICTURE OF THE WORD!
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