Textbook: Tindall and Shi, America: A Narrative History. 11th edition.

Section A

Watch the lecture videos “Progressive Era Definition Video Lecture,” “Progressive Focus Video Lecture,” and “Roosevelt and Progressive Era Video Lecture,” and click on and review the sources above.

Once you have reviewed the sources, please answer the following question:  Can there be social reform without government (federal, state, and/or local)? Explain your position, and be sure to cite at least three historical examples from the Progressive Era as evidence.

Section B


One of the main jobs of historians is to interpret the past by reviewing primary documents and scholarly secondary sources, and then creating an analysis of this research. Please click on the links above to access sources on World War I and soldiers’ experiences that will help you with your journal assignment.

This assignment should contain your reactions or questions about some specific issue within the historical narrative which you find compelling. Create your own interpretation, explain the emotional content of the piece, and/or discuss some original insight.  Include citations please and no plagiarism.