An Introduction to U.S. Foreign Policy
Have students note the dates and compare to previous units:
Industrial America 1865-1900(ish)
U.S. Immigration Shift 1880-1924
Progressive America 1900(ish)-1920
Just as we note that in the last unit, Progressive Era is the response of the government to the “growing pains” brought about an increasingly industrialization. The federal government began to take increased responsibility for the welfare of everyday Americans through increased regulation, we will see that at the same time the federal government begins to take on an increased interest in world affairs. This will reach a climax with World War I which effectively puts an end to the spirit of reform in the Progressive Era.