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Grade 12 Progressive Era
Reforms championed by the Progressive Movement focused on problems caused by what?
  1. a weak foreign policy
  2. the aftermath of Reconstruction
  3. industrialization, urbanization, and political corruption
  4. a depression caused by weak banking practices
Grade 12 Progressive Era
What did the 16th amendment do?
  1. repealed Prohibition
  2. gave women the right to vote
  3. allowed for the creation of a national income tax
  4. established popular elections for United States senators
Grade 12 Progressive Era
Who was president during the Spanish-American War?
  1. Ulysses Grant
  2. William McKinley
  3. Grover Cleveland
  4. Rutherford B. Hayes
Grade 12 Progressive Era
Which bill, passed in 1906, established food labeling requirements and drug safety standards?
  1. The Inspection Act
  2. Food Quality Protection Act
  3. The Pure Food and Drug Act
  4. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
Grade 12 Progressive Era
Who wrote "The History of Standard Oil"?
  1. Jacob Riis
  2. Ida Tarbell
  3. Upton Sinclair
  4. H.L. Menken
Grade 12 Progressive Era
Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" prompted Congress to take what action?
  1. ratify the national Prohibition amendment
  2. create safety standards for coal mines
  3. establish a system for food inspection
  4. pass reforms on housing conditions
Grade 12 Progressive Era
Who were the muckrakers?
  1. corrupt judges
  2. tabloid writers
  3. political party bosses
  4. investigative journalists
Grade 12 Progressive Era
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