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  • 17th amendement

    17th amendement
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
  • Political Machine

    Political Machine
    A political group in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses.
  • Industrialization

    Industrialization
    The process of change from an agrarian and handicraft economy to one dominated by industry and machine manufacturing.
  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony
    An American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. A women fighting to be able to vote and to have rights for all women.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie was a self-made steel tycoon and one of the wealthiest businessmen of 19th century.
  • alexander graham bell

    Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone.
  • Jacob Riis

    Jacob Riis
    Jacob August Riis was a Danish-American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer.
  • Nativism

    Nativism
    Political policy of promoting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants. However, this is currently more commonly described as an immigration restriction position.
  • bessemer steel production

    bessemer steel production
    First inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron before the development of the open hearth furnace.
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    An American lawyer, a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman and writer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. Believed in a strong presidency.
  • Jane addams

    Jane addams
    Jane Addams, known as the "mother" of social work, was a pioneer American settlement. She made settlement houses for those in need.
  • William jennings Bryan

    William jennings Bryan
    An American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States. His "Cross of Gold" made him president
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
    An African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  • Labor Unions

    Labor Unions
    The largest and one of the most important American labor organizations of the 1880s. Its most important leaders were Terence V. Powderly and step-brother Joseph Bath.
  • Robber Barons

    Robber Barons
    Person who has become rich through ruthless and unscrupulous business practices.
  • Labor Strikes

    Labor Strikes
    Started on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in response to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad cutting wages of workers for the third time in a year.
  • Upton sinclair

    Upton sinclair
    American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres. Sinclair's work was well known and popular in the first half of the 20th century, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943. He wrote a book called the Jungle which then led to federal legislation such as the Pure Food and Drug Act and improvements in working conditions for meat packers and other factory workers.
  • Settlement House

    Settlement House
    The settlement movement was a reformist social movement that began in the 1880s and peaked around the 1920s in England and the US. Its goal was to bring the rich and the poor of society together in both physical proximity and social interconnectedness
  • Social Gospel

    Social Gospel
    Movement was a religious movement that arose during the second half of the nineteenth century. Ministers, especially ones belonging to the Protestant branch of Christianity, began to tie salvation and good works together. They argued that people must emulate the life of Jesus Christ.
  • Haymarket riot

    Haymarket riot
    The aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day and in reaction to the killing of several workers the previous day by the police.
  • Interstate commerce act

    Interstate commerce act
    Federal law that was designed to fix the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices. The Act needed that railroad rates be reasonable and just but did not gave power to the government to fix specific rates.
  • Sherman antitrust act

    Sherman antitrust act
    A United States antitrust law passed by Congress under the presidency of Benjamin Harrison, which regulates competition among enterprises.
  • Populism and Progressivism

    Populism and Progressivism
    Establishment of the Populist and Progressive movements both were based on the people's dissatisfaction with government and its inability to deal effectively in addressing the problems of the day.
  • Klondike gold rush

    Klondike gold rush
    A rush of thousands of people in the 1890s toward the Klondike gold mining district in northwestern Canada after gold was discovered there.
  • Tenement

    Tenement
    A run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in a poor section of a large city
  • Muckraker

    Muckraker
    The Progressive Era to characterize reform-minded American journalists who attacked established institutions and leaders as corrupt. They typically had large audiences in some popular magazines.
  • Pure food and drug act

    Pure food and drug act
    Series of significant consumer protection laws which was enacted by Congress in the 20th century and went to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration
  • 16th amendment

    16th amendment
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • Federal reserve act

    Federal reserve act
    An Act of Congress that created and established the Federal Reserve System, and which created the authority to issue Federal Reserve Notes as legal tender. The Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
  • 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.
  • Te pot dome scandal

    Te pot dome scandal
    Bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding.
  • Eugene V. Debbs

    Eugene V. Debbs
    American socialist, political activist, trade unionist, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.