America at the Turn of the Century

We kick off our examination of the Progressive Era, by asking a series of questions:

  • What are the themes of American life post-Civil War?

  • What is the population in 1900?  Immigrant population?  Farm population?

  • Who controls the country?  Who sets policy?

  • Where do Americans live?  How do Americans live?  How much money do they earn?

  • What are the social classes?  What does each class value?

 

Who will control the future?