The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (1877–1917)

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1. Why did the Populists gain so much power in the 1880s and 1890s, and why did they disappear soon after that?

2. Compare and contrast Roosevelt’s Square Deal with Wilson’s New Freedom.

3. What were the causes and consequences of Progressivism?

4. Describe how three of the following shaped American politics in the early twentieth century: Ballinger-Pinchot AffairPayne-Aldrich TariffmuckrakersUnderwood TariffSquare DealProgressive Party

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