The Gilded Age

  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony
    founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society
  • Robber Baron

    Robber Baron
    A derogatory name for business owners accused of using suspicious means of gaining riches
  • Knights of labor

    Knights of labor
    The first important national labor union
  • Tenements are built

    Tenements are built
    Tenements are tiny one room homes that were built for low income americans, first cropping up in the 1870's and growing in popularity for multiple decades
  • Jacob RIis

    Jacob RIis
    a social reformer and muckrack journalist, using his talents to help NYC
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    The Gilded Age

    An age of astounding economic growth in America that brought with it improved living conditions, mass industrialization, and Immigration
  • Political machine

    Political machine
    a political group that with a boss that controls supporters by giving them rewards
  • alexander graham bell creates the first telephone

    alexander graham bell creates the first telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell creates the first telephone that can properly reproduce inteligible speech
  • Great railroad strike

    Great railroad strike
    A strike beginning with the B&O railroad cut wages for the third time in one year and lasted 45 days
  • Samuel Gompers

    Samuel Gompers
    A leader of the American Federation of Labor
  • American Federation of Labor

    American Federation of Labor
    A national federation of multiple labor unions in the US
  • Haymaker Riot

    Haymaker Riot
    A peaceful protest that turned into a riot as a protester threw a stick of dynamite at a police officer
  • Interstate commerce act

    Interstate commerce act
    Makes railroads the first industry to be subject to Federal regulation
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
    An African American investigative journalist who documented lynching in the US
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    A high profile democratic political figure that ran for presidency 3 times
  • Nativism

    The policy of protecting the interests of the native born before protecting the interests of any immigrants
  • Populism and progessivism

    Populism and progessivism
    Both principles were based in citizen dissatisfaction with the government and its inability to address every day problems, they then worked together to help fix these problems that the government wouldn't touch
  • Sheman Anti-Trust Act

    Sheman Anti-Trust Act
    was the first law set into place against monopolistic business practices
  • Homestead strike

    Homestead strike
    An industrial lockout and strike which began culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents
  • Pullman Strike

    Pullman Strike
    a nationwide railroad strike that lasted two months
  • Klondike Goldrush

    Klondike Goldrush
    A rush of immigration to Yukon after miners discovered gold
  • Bessemer steel production

    Bessemer steel production
    The first inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel
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    A period of time in American history where there were massive industrial leaps being made
  • Andrew Carnegie Becomes the Richest American

    Andrew Carnegie sells his steel company for $480 million, becoming the richest American for a short time.
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    America's 26th president
  • Eugene v Debbs

    Eugene v Debbs
    A founding member of the socialist party of America
  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    A leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Initiative, referendum, recall

    Initiative, referendum, recall
    The three powers that are given to empower voters
  • Industrial workers of the World

    Industrial workers of the World
    International labor union that combines general unionism and industrial unionism
  • 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.
  • Muckracker

    Used in the Progressive Era to characterize reform-minded American journalists who attacked established institutions and leaders as corrupt
  • Dollar diplomacy

    Dollar diplomacy
    America using its economic power to target east asia and gain control over them using loans
  • 17th Ammendment

    17th Ammendment
    Stated that senators are now voted for by the American public
  • 16th Ammendment

    16th Ammendment
    Allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    an Act of Congress that created and established the Federal Reserve System
  • Social Gospel

    Social Gospel
    The idea that christian philosophies should be applied to social issues
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Yayyy, women can vote now
  • Jane addams

    Jane addams
    A cofounder of the ACLU
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    founded the Los Angeles' chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Settlement House

    Settlement House
    An institution in an inner city area providing social services to the community
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Established the prohibition of alcohol
  • Teapot Dome scandal

    Teapot Dome scandal
    a bribery scandal involving the administration of United States President Warren G. Harding