What made it difficult for all Progressive activists to present a united front?
1) Describe the multiple groups and leaders that emerged in the fight for the Progressive agenda, including women’s rights, African American rights, and workers’ rights. How were the philosophies, agendas, strategies, and approaches of these leaders and organizations similar and different? What made it difficult for all Progressive activists to present a united front?
2) What factors conspired to propel the United States to emerge as a military and economic powerhouse prior to World War I?
3) What new opportunities did World War I present for women and African Americans? What limitations did these groups continue to face in spite of these opportunities?
4) Discuss what the concept of “modernity” meant in the 1920s. How did art and innovation in the decade reflect the new mood of the post-World War I era?