Assessment 2: Test

  1. Describe how progressive thinking of the early 20th century influenced the curriculum in the initial forestry schools like Yale.
  2. Provide three examples of how the government intervened to protect American forests during the late 19th century and early 20th century.
  3. Why did President Teddy Roosevelt agree to help Gifford Pinchot improve the government agency responsible for the management of national forests?
  4. Explain how the creation of the U.S. Forest Service reflected the progressive idealism of the era.
  5. What were some of the reasons that the government decided to take measures to protect American forests?
  6. What is the relationship between scientific management of forests and the Progressive Era?
  7. Explain the significance of the Organic Act.
  8. Use the graph located below to answer the following: did the progressives who advocated a change in federal land policy have a legitimate basis for concern?