APUSH Period 7 Part 2 (Progressive Era)

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In History
  • 1,903 BCE

    Department of Commerce and Labor

    Department of Commerce and Labor
    Was a short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government, which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business.
  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union

    Woman's Christian Temperance Union
    An active temperance organization that was among the first organizations of women devoted to social reform with a program that "linked the religious and the secular through concerted and far-reaching reform strategies based on applied Christianity.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    is a United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    It allowed certain business activities that federal government regulators deem to be competitive, and recommended the federal government to investigate and pursue trusts.
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
    Wells documented lynching in the United States. She showed that lynching was often used in the South as a way to control or punish black people who competed with whites, rather than being based on criminal acts by black people, as was usually claimed by whites.
  • National American Women Suffrage Association

    National American Women Suffrage Association
    To work for women's suffrage in the United States.
  • How the other half lives

    How the other half lives
    Is an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums
  • Anti-Saloon League

    Anti-Saloon League
    The League was a non-partisan organization that focused on the single issue of prohibition.
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Eugene V. Debs
    Debs read various works of socialist theory and emerged six months later as a committed adherent of the international socialist movement. Debs was a founding member of the Social Democracy of America
  • Anthracite Coal Strike

    Anthracite Coal Strike
    A strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania. Miners struck for higher wages, shorter workdays and the recognition of their union.
  • Elkins Act

    Elkins Act
    The Act authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates, and upon the shippers that accepted these rebates.
  • Ida Tarbell

    Ida Tarbell
    Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is thought to have pioneered investigative journalism. She is best known for her 1904 book, The History of the Standard Oil Company
  • Lincoln Steffens

    Lincoln Steffens
    He specialized in investigating government and political corruption, and two collections of his articles were published as The Shame of the Cities.
  • Northern Securities Antitrust

    Northern Securities Antitrust
    Was a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1903. The Court ruled 5 to 4 against the stockholders of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroad companies, who had essentially formed a monopoly, and to dissolve the Northern Securities Company.
  • Square Deal Policy

    Square Deal Policy
    The Square Deal was Theodore Roosevelt's domestic policy based on three basic ideas: protection of the consumer, control of large corporations, and conservation of natural resources.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Meat Inspection Act
    Is an American law that makes it a crime to adulterate or misbrand meat and meat products being sold as food, and ensures that meat and meat products are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.
  • Robert De Follette

    Robert De Follette
    La Follette declared his intention to run for president and campaigned to mobilize the progressive elements in the Republican Party behind his bid.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911 was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in US history
  • Progressive (Bull Moose) Party

    Progressive (Bull Moose) Party
    A third party in the United States formed in 1912 by former President Theodore Roosevelt after he lost the presidential nomination of the Republican Party to his former protégé, incumbent President William Howard Taft.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution, under which senators were elected by state legislatures. It also alters the procedure for filling vacancies in the Senate, allowing for state legislatures to permit their governors to make temporary appointments until a special election can be held.
  • Underwood Tariff

    Underwood Tariff
    Re-imposed the federal income tax after the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment and lowered basic tariff rates from 40% to 25%, well below the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act of 1909.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Is an Act of Congress that created and established the Federal Reserve System (the central banking system of the United States), and which created the authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    The Clayton Act sought to prevent anti-competitive practices in their incipiency.
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    A federal agency, established in 1914, that administers antitrust and consumer protection legislation in pursuit of free and fair competition in the marketplace.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Sanger used her writings and speeches primarily to promote her way of thinking. She was prosecuted for her book Family Limitation under the Comstock Act
  • John Dewey

    John Dewey
    Dewey's most significant writings were "The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology" (1896), a critique of a standard psychological concept and the basis of all his further work
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution effectively established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal.