The Progressive Era

William Howard Taft


Reading Assignment:

Henretta: Chapter Twenty:

Gates' Notes

Study Guide


Primary Sources


Photo: Child Mine Workers

Susan B. Anthony on a Woman's Right to Vote.

Theodore Roosevelt: Inaugural Address, 1905

Theodore Roosevelt on American Motherhood

William Howard Taft, Inaugural Address

Woodrow Wilson:  Monopoly or Opportunity?

The Interstate Commerce Act of 1877

Porter J. M'Cumber:  The Threat of Food and Drug Adulteration, 1905

The Great American Fraud (from Collier's Magazine)

A Grim Warning against Patent Medicines: 1905

Pure Food and Drug Act - 1906

The Condemned Meat Industry - 1906

Theodore Roosevelt, Message to Congress on Trusts

Lyman Abbott on President Roosevelt: 1909