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Progressive Era through the Great Depression
Professor Ibrahim H. Alsaeed, PhD
History 105 Contemporary U.S. History
January 22, 2012
In this assignment I will recognize the major turning points in American history between the Progressive Era and the Great Depression. Analyze how some historical events shape America’s current society, economy, politics, and culture. Describe ways that women and minorities have responded to challenges and made contributions to American culture. Recognize and discuss the ways that formal policies of government have influenced the direction of historical and social development in the United States. Analyze the rise of the United States to a world “super-power” and how that status has shaped its internal developments in recent decades. Identify how changes in social and economic conditions and technology can cause corresponding changes in the attitudes of the people and policies of the government.
Identify at least (2) two major historical turning points in the period under discussion.
The Women’s suffrage movement was one major historical turning points of the Progressive Era. Many pushed for the franchise for all women and through their efforts the Nineteenth Amendment to the constitution provided full women suffrage. The stock market crash of October 1929 began in the United States but quickly turned into a worldwide economic slump.
Analyze the impact of the two (2) or more major historical turning points selected on America’s current society, economy, politics, and culture.
The United States was converting from a wartime economy to a peacetime economy. America became the richest nation and a culture of consumerism. Socially, change was brewing in order to protect and empower every citizen in America. Politically, laws were enacted to allow people who normally didn’t have a voice to be heard. Culturally, America was developing into a music, sports, and entertainment...
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