Quiz Me! - Events: Progressive Era Test your knowledge about events in the Progressive era! 1 / 6 Why was Theodore Roosevelt’s run for president as a third-party candidate in 1912 significant? It prevented the Socialist candidate Eugene V. Debs from winning the election. His run carried on the legacy of reforms William Howard Taft started. His win validated the Progressive and Populist Party reform efforts. It split Republican Party votes, leading to the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson. 2 / 6 Which of the following resulted from the ratification of the 18th Amendment? Congress failed to pass legislation necessary to enforce the 18th Amendment. Congress realized immediately that the 18th Amendment would be impossible to enforce and repealed it. Places called “speakeasies” where illegal alcoholic beverages were sold sprang up around the nation. People like Carrie Nation conducted marches to destroy bars and saloons across the nation. 3 / 6 Who did the Populist Party represent? Women Investors Farmers Labor 4 / 6 What was the significance of the 18th Amendment? The nation ratified the amendment which allowed citizens to directly elect U.S. Senators. The Senate approved a graduated income tax for the first time. The manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol except for medicinal purposes was prohibited in the United States. Women received the right to vote in national elections. 5 / 6 Which third-party’s ideas for reforms are listed above? Green Party Populist Party Prohibition Party Agrarian Party 6 / 6 Which has been the most successful third-party in a national election? Theodore Roosevelt’s Bull Moose Party in 1912 Ross Perot’s Reform Party in 1992 Ralph Nader’s Green Party in 2000 Gary Johnson’s Libertarian Party in 2012 Your score is Try another 10!