Progressive Era by Ryan Watson

Timeline created by rcw101
In History
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    State and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Federal law signed by Chester Arthur banning all Chinese immigrants.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Made the railroads the first industry subject to Federal regulation.
  • The Hull House

    The Hull House
    Founded by Jane Addams, main purpose was to provide social and educational opportunities for working class people
  • Muckrakers

    Muckrakers
    Journalists in the United States who exposed established institutions and leaders as corrupt while seeking reform. 1890s - 1920s
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    first Federal act that outlawed monopolistic business practices
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy arguing that the segregation law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which forbids states from denying "to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws".
  • William McKinley Assassinated

    William McKinley Assassinated
    Killed in Buffalo, NY.
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania
  • Square Deal

    Square Deal
    Government program, which reflected T. Roosevelt's three major goals: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • Ida Tarbell "The History of the Standard Oil Company"

    Ida Tarbell "The History of the Standard Oil Company"
    Exposing Rockefeller's illegal monopoly, ordered the company broken down into subsidairies
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Written to expose the horrors of the meat-packing industry.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    Civil-rights group founded in 1905 near Niagara Falls. Formed by
    W. E. B. Du Bois.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    Law that makes it illegal to adulterate or misbrand meat and meat products.
  • Antiquities Act

    Antiquities Act
    Pres. can declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated on land owned or controlled by the Federal Government to be national monuments
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Beats William Jennings Bryan to win the election.
  • Muller V. Oregon

    Muller V. Oregon
    question was whether women's liberty to negotiate a contract with an employer should be equal to a man's
  • NAACP Formed.

    NAACP Formed.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    Historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    Industrial fire in Manhattan, 146 dead 70 injured.
  • Department of Labor

    Department of Labor
    Department of Labor is established.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    re-established a federal income tax in the United States and substantially lowered tariff rates
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    U.S. legislation creating the current Federal Reserve System
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    part of United States antitrust law with the goal of adding further substance to the U.S. antitrust law regime
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    type of land warfare using occupied fighting lines largely comprising military trenches, in which troops are in lines of holes protected from enemy fire.
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil U.S. antitrust law
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish.
  • RMS Lusitania sinks

    RMS Lusitania sinks
    Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States. Date above is his death.
  • Woodrow Wilson elected.

    Woodrow Wilson elected.
    Wilson wins over Hughes.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, Heinrich von Eckhardt, offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause
  • Wilson asking for war

    Wilson asking for war
    Delivered an address to a joint session of Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Made it a crime for any person to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war effort or to promote the success of the country's enemies.
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court struck down a federal law regulating child labor
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Permitting the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing” against the government of the United States
  • Fourteen Points

    Fourteen Points
    Statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I
  • 18th Amendment / Prohibition

    18th Amendment / Prohibition
    Established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States
  • Wilson suffers a stroke

    Wilson suffers a stroke
    Wilson suffered a severe stroke in October 1919 and was incapacitated for the remainder of his presidency
  • Armistice Day / Veterans Day

    Armistice Day / Veterans Day
    Honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces
  • Senate rejection of Treaty of Versailles

    Senate rejection of Treaty of Versailles
    Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended World War I, in part because President Woodrow Wilson had failed to take senators' objections to the agreement into consideration.
  • Rise of KKK

    Rise of KKK
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    International diplomatic group developed after World War I as a way to solve disputes between countries before they erupted into open warfare
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    Formal meeting in 1919 and 1920 of the victorious Allies after the end of World War I to set the peace terms for the defeated Central Powers
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women can now vote.
  • W. E. B. Du Bois

    W. E. B. Du Bois
    American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Date above is his death.