Period 7 (Part 2)

  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union

    Woman's Christian Temperance Union
    The Woman's Christian Temperance Union is an active international temperance organization that was among the first organizations of women devoted to social reform.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Designed to regulate the railroad industry and its monopolistic practices
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The first federal act to try and prohibit trusts
  • 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.
  • National American Woman Suffrage Association

    National American Woman Suffrage Association
    American organization created in 1890 by the merger of the two major rival women’s rights organizations—the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association.
  • How the Other Half Lives

    How the Other Half Lives
    Early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums.
  • Anti-Saloon League

    Anti-Saloon League
    The Anti-Saloon League (ASL) was the leading organization promoting National Prohibition in the U.S.
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Eugene V. Debs
    American socialist, political activist, trade unionist, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.
  • Robert La Follette

    Robert La Follette
    leader of the Progressive Movement
  • Square Deal Policy

    Square Deal Policy
    Theodore Roosevelt's domestic policy based on three basic ideas: protection of the consumer, control of large corporations, and conservation of natural resources.
  • Anthracite Coal Strike

    Anthracite Coal Strike
    Was 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
    Amended the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. The Act authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates, and upon the shippers that accepted these rebates.
  • 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.
  • Ida Tarbell

    Ida Tarbell
    The History of the Standard Oil Company. This led to the dissolution of the oil trust
  • Lincoln Steffens

    Lincoln Steffens
    He launched a series of articles in McClure's, called Tweed Days in St. Louis, that would later be published together in a book titled The Shame of the Cities.
  • Northern Securities Antitrust

    Northern Securities Antitrust
    Short-lived American railroad trust formed in 1901 by E. H. ... The company was sued in 1902 under the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 by the Justice Department under President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    Was made to prevent the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors.
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Meat Inspection Act
    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
    Exposed the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    The tragedy brought widespread attention to the dangerous sweatshop conditions of factories, and led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of workers.
  • Progressive (Bull Moose) Party

    Progressive (Bull Moose) Party
    U.S. dissident political faction that nominated former president Theodore Roosevelt as its candidate in the presidential election of 1912
  • 17th Amendement

    17th Amendement
    The 17th Amendment gives voters the power to directly elect their senators. It also states that the U.S. Senate includes two senators from each state, and that each senator has one vote in the Senate. Senators are elected for six-year terms.
  • Underwood Tariff

    Underwood Tariff
    Re-imposed the federal income tax after the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment and lowered basic tariff rates.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    It was created by the Congress to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    The Clayton Antitrust Act is an amendment passed by U.S. Congress in 1914 that provides further clarification and substance to the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. The Act focuses on topics such as price discrimination, price fixing, and unfair business practices.
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    Its purpose was to prevent unfair methods of competition in commerce as part of the battle to “bust the trusts.”
  • John Dewey

    John Dewey
    Dewey wrote a great number of articles in the theory of knowledge and metaphysics, many of which were published in two important books: The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought (1910) and Essays in Experimental Logic(1916).
  • Keating-Owen Child Labor Act

    Keating-Owen Child Labor Act
    It relied on Congress' power to regulate interstate commerce, which they decided included the manufacture of products. The Supreme Court disagreed, and declared the act to be unconstitutional in 1918.
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    She opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This unpopular amendment banned the sale and drinking of alcohol in the United States.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment (1920) to the Constitution of the United States provides men and women with equal voting rights. The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."