Progressive Era Politics Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?
The Progressive Party platform, 7 August 1912.
By comparison, the Populist (National People's Party) Platform, 4 July 1892.
Teddy Roosevelt's speech on the "New Nationalism," 31 August 1910.
Woodrow Wilson's first inaugural address, 4 March 1913.
Woodrow Wilson's second inaugural address, 5 March 1917.
An unpublished comedy routine for vaudeville on a young woman from rural New York and her first trip to the "big city," written in 1909.
Excerpts from author George W. Bryan's observations on cities he traveled through on a trip from Indiana to California in the early 1900s.
Excerpts of an address from Mr. J.N. Teal, Chairman of the Oregon Conservation Commission, who spoke at the 1909 National Conservation Congress.
The Muller v. Oregon Supreme Court opinion of 1908, which upheld a ten-hour work law for women in the state of Oregon.