UNIT XIII – THE PROGRESSIVE ERAHere is the link to the How to Write an APUSH DBQ Podcast
I. Origin and Nature of the Progressive Movement
Why was the Progressive Movement more than the “Populist Buggy” rolled out for a new century?
II. Theodore Roosevelt: A Personality in History
APT Ch IX sections 1-3 (in class)
What was Roosevelt’s concept of the Presidency?
III. The Roosevelt Program
Text 712 (Square Deal), 714-717, 720-723 (first paragraph)
What was Roosevelt’s greatest contribution to the Progressive Movement?
IV. Insurgency Crisis
Text 723 (Taft), 724-725, 728-730 (first column)
What accomplishments of the Taft Administration were clearly in the Progressive tradition? Who is more to blame for Wilson’s election – Taft or Roosevelt?
V. Woodrow Wilson: A Personality in History
APT Ch X – sections 1-3 (in class)
Is Hofstadter’s description of Wilson as a “spokesman of the past” a realistic appraisal?
VI. Wilson and the New Freedom
Text 730-734 (first half of 2nd column)
Could Wilson justifiably claim that by 1915 his administration had fulfilled the aims and objectives of the Progressive Program?
UNIT XIV – THE UNITED STATES AS A WORLD POWER
I. The NEW Manifest Destiny
Text 669-673 (first column)
In what ways did American expansion in the 1880’s and 1890’s differ from Manifest Destiny in the 1830’s and 1840’s?
II. War With Spain
Text 428-430, 673-678
How valid is the view that the Spanish-American War was a blunder? Was it the consequence of greed and/or the work of malicious agitators? Who stood to gain most by the war?
III. American Imperialism at High Tide
Text 679, 682-685 (all); Spirit 171-172 (Beveridge), 172-173 (Twain)
What are the moral arguments for and against imperialism? Which is the stronger argument? Why?
IV. The Big Stick in Latin America
Text 690-693 (first section), Spirit 179-180 (Roosevelt), 180-182 (Loomis and Ehrman)
Evaluate the criticism of Roosevelt’s role in Panama in light of his course of action.
V. Wilsonian Moral Diplomacy
Text 734-738 (first paragraph), Spirit 231-234 (Wilson), 234-235 (Humphrey)
How does Wilsonian motivation action in Mexico foreshadow American foreign policy pertaining to the Great War to come?
VI. The Gathering Clouds of War
Text 738-743, 746-747
Did America actually enter World War I to defend the freedom of the seas – or was this a smokescreen to camouflage the nation’s real motives? If it was camouflage, what WERE the real motives of the United States?
VII. Fighting in Europe and the Fourteen PointsText 748 (Fourteen Points), 756 (bottom of 2nd column)-758 (all), 760-761
What was America’s greatest contribution to the Allied victory in World War I?
VIII. A Betrayal of Great ExpectationsText 761-767 (all), Spirit II 263-264 (Germany Protests), 264-265 (Smuts)
Should America’s failure to accept the role of world leadership be blamed upon Wilson, Lodge, both, or neither? Explain your response.
UNIT XV– BOOM AND CRASH
I-III. The Twenties: A look back
Only Yesterday (in class)
***Students will create a class summary of Allen’s book Only Yesterday and present various aspects of it to the class. Each student will be assigned a particular chapter of Allen’s book and be responsible for the material therein***
IV. Foreign Affairs in the 1920’s
Text 800-803 (2nd paragraph), 808-809 (to Triumph)
What was the primary aim of American foreign policy during the years after WWI? Did Americapursue one foreign policy program in all parts of the world?
V. What Caused the Depression?
How widespread was the prosperity of the 1920’s? How did government policies in the 1920’s demonstrate that “the business of America is business”?
VI. Hoover and the “Crisis of American Individualism”
Text 816 (bottom sentence), 818-819 (first column); Spirit II 316-317 (Hoover), 317-318 (Roosevelt)
Do you agree that the ruin of Hoover’s public career was due to the “collapse of the world that produced and shaped his philosophy”?
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