|Prepare: Read Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the textbook, Chapter Nine (Links to an external site.) of The Jungle, and watch To Conquer or Redeem (Links to an external site.).|
|Reflect: As you learn about American Imperialism and the Progressive Era, think about the relationship between these two historical developments, comparing and contrasting Progressive policies at home with their policies abroad.
Consider the areas of American society and economy in need of reform during the first two decades of the 20th century. Think about the domestic issues on which the Progressive Movement focused, such as food safety, worker’s safety, women’s rights, economic inequality, and taxes. Evaluate their approach to these issues.
Think about the factors that contributed to American Imperialism and America’s expanding role in the world. Consider the importance of the expansion of the Navy, the technological advancements, the need for markets brought on by the Industrial Revolution, and the experience of the peoples in America’s imperial holdings. Take the time to notice President Theodore Roosevelt’s role in promoting American Imperialism. Consider the stances that progressives took on various issues, were these stances consistent with the practice of imperialism?
Consult The Anatomy of a Discussion Board (Links to an external site.) as well as Critical Thinking: A Guide to Skillful Reasoning (Links to an external site.) as you formulate your response.
|Write: After reading Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the textbook, Chapter Nine (Links to an external site.) ofThe Jungle, and watching To Conquer or Redeem (Links to an external site.),use these sources and the textbook to address the following questions:
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Your post should make reference to the required materials with in-text citations. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). You may use additional scholarly sources to support your points if you choose.