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The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Section 1: Roosevelt and Progressivism

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement ammem/ amrvhtml/ conshome.html
An extensive Library of Congress collection that charts the development of the conservation movement from 1850–1920. Includes manuscripts, photographs, and more. This is a great site to consult if you are looking for in-depth research on this subject.

Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century exh/ roosevelt/ index.htm
This National Portrait Gallery exhibit traces the life of Theodore Roosevelt by providing a biography of his life, as well as cartoons, art, and photos that help tell his political and personal story.

Section 2: Taft and Wilson as Progressives

An Era of Expansion and Reform ~usa/ H/1990/ ch6_p11.htm
A helpful summary of the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Traces major acts and amendments that originated during this period of progressive reform.

Section 3: Women Win New Rights

Carrie Chapman Catt Childhood Home index.html
Provides information about the life of Carrie Chapman Catt and her childhood home. Includes links to other suffrage sites, portrait galleries, and an audio clip of Catt speaking about the world suffrage movement.

Political Culture and Imagery of American Woman Suffrage exhibits/ exhibit_frames.html
From the National Museum of Women's History, an online exhibit that chronicles women's 72-year struggle for the right to vote. Features posters, photos, and sound clips of songs from the suffrage movement.