Progressive Era

  • Interstate Commcerce Act

    Interstate Commcerce Act
    Interstate Commerce ActShipping rates had to be reasonable. Rates had to be published.
    Secret rebates were outlawed. Price discrimination against small markets was made illegal.
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  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Sherman Antitrust ActTrusts, monopolies and such for restraint of trade were illegal. Monopolizing trade was a felony. Jurisdiction of courts was a procedure. Conduct involving trade with other nations was forbidden.
  • Riis and Steffens receive Roosevelt Plans for NYPD.

    Riis and Steffens receive Roosevelt Plans for NYPD.
    NYPDJacob Riis and Lincoln Steffens wished to find out Theodore Roosevelt's plans for reforming New York's notoriously corrupt police department.
  • H.G. Wells

    H.G. Wells
    H.G. WellsThe Father of the Progressive Movement. A devotee of Darwinism.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings BryanKnown as "the Great Commoner", he campaigned hard on Progressive ideas such as anti-imperialism, consumer protection, regulation of trusts, and campaign finance reform.
  • Labor Reform

    Labor Reform
    Labor ReformIn the decade of 1900, child reform laborers peaked at the highest possible. They began to decline as everything else grew.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt makes first message to Congress

    President Theodore Roosevelt makes first message to Congress
    Envirionmental History Timeline: The Progressive Era President Theodore Roosevelt makes his first message to Congress about recommendations for forest and water conservations and reclamation.
  • Muckraking School of Journalism Begins

    Muckraking School of Journalism Begins
    MuckrakerLincoln Steffense and Claude Wetmore wrote "Tweed Days in St. Louis". Chapter 17, Section t, page 514
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    Upton SinclairUpton SInclair published The Jungle which attacked the industrial practices and conditions in Chicago. Attamped to make some readers physically sick, "I aimed at the public's hearts,". 511
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    Jane AddamsA leading white progressive, helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Called for social refors against racial inequality. page 527
  • William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft
    TaftWilliam Taft was elected in office March 4, 1909 to March 4, 1913.
  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    Eugene DebsEugene Debs was a running candidate for the Socialist party. They supported workder control of the government and public ownership of all major industries. Did very well in the 1910 elections. 547
  • Teddy Roosevelt Gives Speech

    Teddy Roosevelt Gives Speech
    Teddy Roosevelt Delivers SpeechTeddy Roosevelt gave a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris that was to show his personal leaderships during the progressive era. It talked about his progressive reform policies.
  • Social Justice Reform

    Social Justice Reform
    Social Justice ReformSocial Darwinism was developed after the Origin of Species was written by Charles Darwin. Progressives also vigorously attacked the moral ills of prostitution and abuse of alcohol. Many acts were designed for the poor.
  • Seventeenth Amendment

    Seventeenth Amendment
    Seventeenth AmendmentThe Seventeenth Amendment authorized voters to elect their senators directly.
  • Public Service Reform

    Public Service Reform
    Public Service ReformHomeland, sale, and public ownerships, opinion, and revenues was given the right to all.
  • Progressive Party Convention

    Progressive Party Convention
    Progressive Party ConventionThe Progressive Party, or Bull Mouse, held its convention in Chicago where Delegeates paraded through the aisles.
  • Sixteenth Amendment

    Sixteenth Amendment
    The Sixteenth Amendment authorized a national tax that was based on individual income. The rich received a higher tax than the poor. Progressives always supported. 545
  • Underwood Tariff

    Underwood Tariff
    Underwood TariffThe Underwood Tariff provided the first substantial reductions of rates on imported goods and was a move intended to reduce the cost of living. It still included protectionist measures, but it looked into the consumer's point of view as well.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow WilsonTurned to business regulation, limiting the power of monopolies, a threat to small business and a progressive idea.
    Chapter 18. Page 549
  • Charles Evans Hughes

    Charles Evans Hughes
    HughesDefeated in the 1916 election by Woodrow Wilson, represented the Republican Progressive Party. Spent 20 years in the Supreme Court.
  • Eighteenth Amendment

    Eighteenth Amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment discontinued the manufacture sale, or importation of alcoholic beverages. page 525
  • Business Reform

    Business Reform
    Business ReformThe Federal Farm Loan Act, Adamson Act, and Federal Workmen's Compensation's Act helped Wilson in his campaign. These were built to prevent monopolices and build trusts among the nation.
  • New York Times Report

    New York Times Report
    NY TimesThe New York TimesThe NY Times reported that the fight for women's sufferage won a victory in the senate on June 4th. The Susan Anthony amendment was adopted to the Constitution.
  • Corrupt Practices Reform

    Corrupt Practices Reform
    Corrupt Practices ReformMuckraking journalists began calling attention to corruption in city governments, and bad business practices.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    Nineteenth AmendmentNineteenth Amendment greanted women full voting rights but was ratified by the Constitution. Page 552
  • Tennessee Ratifies Nineteenth Amendment

    Tennessee Ratifies Nineteenth Amendment
    Tennessee Nineteenth Amendment RatificationTennessee became the 36th state to ratify. This being said, women were able to vote in the 1920 presidential election.
  • Reconstruction

    ReconstructionThe second reform era of the progression lasted until the beginning of world war i. Women's rights and temperance movement was the main things addressed.
  • Hiram Johnson

    Hiram Johnson
    Hiram JohnsonDeclared, "We ask only to live our own life in our own way, in friendships and sympathy with all, in alliance with none, ". Led th euS to follow a policy of partial isolationism, or withdrawal from world affairs.