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DOCUMENT-BASED ESSAY QUESTION
This question is based on the accompanying documents (1-8). The question is
designed to test your ability to work with historical documents. Some of the documents
have been edited for the purposes of the question. As you analyze the documents, take into
account both the source of each document and any point of view that may be presented in
the document.
Historical Context:
The Progressive movement that began in the late 1800s was an attempt
to bring about
governmental reforms and to correct injustices in American life.
Task:
Using information from the documents and your knowledge of United States history and
government, answer the questions that follow each document in Part A. Your answers to
the questions will help you write the Part B essay, in which you will be asked to:
Reproduced from the August 2001 United States History and Government Regents Exam
Permission to use this resource is granted only for educational, non-profit use.
Discuss specific problems or injustices that were present in American life
during the late 1800s and early 1900s
Explain how reforms proposed during the Progressive Era attempted to
address these problems