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Progressive Era Politics

Progressive Era Politics

Progressive Era Politics Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?

Progressive Concerns

The Progressive Party platform, 7 August 1912.

Populist Issues

By comparison, the Populist (National People's Party) Platform, 4 July 1892.

New Nationalism

Teddy Roosevelt's speech on the "New Nationalism," 31 August 1910.

Wilson Begins

Woodrow Wilson's first inaugural address, 4 March 1913.

Wilson Continues

Woodrow Wilson's second inaugural address, 5 March 1917.

Welcome to the Big City

An unpublished comedy routine for vaudeville on a young woman from rural New York and her first trip to the "big city," written in 1909.

American Cities at the Turn of the Century

Excerpts from author George W. Bryan's observations on cities he traveled through on a trip from Indiana to California in the early 1900s.

The Conservation Movement Gains Momentum

Excerpts of an address from Mr. J.N. Teal, Chairman of the Oregon Conservation Commission, who spoke at the 1909 National Conservation Congress.

Women in the Workplace

The Muller v. Oregon Supreme Court opinion of 1908, which upheld a ten-hour work law for women in the state of Oregon.

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