State and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States
historically black university in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Federal law signed by Chester Arthur banning all Chinese immigrants.
Interstate Commerce Act
Made the railroads the first industry subject to Federal regulation.
The Hull House
Founded by Jane Addams, main purpose was to provide social and educational opportunities for working class people
Journalists in the United States who exposed established institutions and leaders as corrupt while seeking reform. 1890s - 1920s
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
first Federal act that outlawed monopolistic business practices
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
Killed in Buffalo, NY.
Coal Miner Strike
strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania
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"
Exposing Rockefeller's illegal monopoly, ordered the company broken down into subsidairies
Written to expose the horrors of the meat-packing industry.
Civil-rights group founded in 1905 near Niagara Falls. Formed by
W. E. B. Du Bois.
Federal Meat Inspection Act
Law that makes it illegal to adulterate or misbrand meat and meat products.
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
prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce
Beats William Jennings Bryan to win the election.
Muller V. Oregon
question was whether women's liberty to negotiate a contract with an employer should be equal to a man's
Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes
Historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
Industrial fire in Manhattan, 146 dead 70 injured.
Department of Labor
Department of Labor is established.
Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State
re-established a federal income tax in the United States and substantially lowered tariff rates
Federal Reserve Act
U.S. legislation creating the current Federal Reserve System
Clayton Antitrust Act
part of United States antitrust law with the goal of adding further substance to the U.S. antitrust law regime
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
independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil U.S. antitrust law
The Birth of a Nation
American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish.
RMS Lusitania sinks
Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of Germany
Booker T. Washington
American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States. Date above is his death.
Woodrow Wilson elected.
Wilson wins over Hughes.
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
Delivered an address to a joint session of Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany
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
United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court struck down a federal law regulating child labor
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
Statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I
18th Amendment / Prohibition
Established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States
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
Honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces
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
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
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
Women can now vote.
W. E. B. Du Bois
American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Date above is his death.