ProgressiVe Era

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    Progressive Era

  • Robert LA Follette

    Was elected govener of Wisconsin in 1900, he backed a reform program known simply as the Wisconsin Idea. The reform brought the direct primary to Wisconsin. Also got legeslation passed to increase tax on railroads and public utilities.
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    President of the United States. Took control of Panama from Columbia. He was respocible for proposing the idea of the square deal.
  • The Square Deal- Business Reform

    The concept of the deal came from President Roosevelt. He proposed the square deal after resolving a conflict between coal miners and railroad comopanies. Roosevelt believed in balancing interests of labor, business, and the consumers when solving disputes. It was also for limiting trusts, promoting public health, and improving work conditions.
  • Meat Inspection Act/ Pure Food and Drug Act-Corrupt Practices Reform

    The Meat Inspection act was passed, by President Roosevelt, to inspect meat products crossing state lines and insure they were safe for consumtion. Roosevelt also passed the Pure Food and Drug Act which forbade the manufactruing, sale, or transportation of food and/or medicine containing any harmful ingredients, as well as requiring food and medicine containers to have an ingredients list printed on them.
  • Secret Ballot- Social Justice Reform

    Originally each party printed own ballot in their own distincttive color which made it easy to see how people voted, and made it possible to pressure voteras into voting for a candidate they didn't want. The secret ballot system removed this ability for corruption by having all the candidates put on the same ballot, which lacked any color.
  • Sixteenth Amendment

    Authorized a tax based on individual income.
  • Seventeenth Amendment

    Authorized voters to directly elect Senetors.
  • Federal Reserve Act- Public Service Reform

    An act passed by President Wilson to reform the set up of the banking system. The new system was three leveled with the Federal Reserve Board at the top. Beneath them were twelve Federal Reserve banks, which were under private and public control. At the bottom of the system were private banks which could borrow money from the Feral reserve banks at interest rates set by the board.
  • Keating-Owen Child Labor Act- Labor Reform

    An act passed with President Wilson's backing to outlaw interstate sale of products produced by child labor. In 1918 the act was declared to be unconstitution as it violated restricted commerce, as opposed to actually making child labor illegal.
  • Eightteenth Amendment

    Barred manufacture or sale of any and all alcoholic beverages. It was repealed in 1933 due to unpopularity, and difficulty to enforce.
  • Nineteenth amendment

    Granted women full voting rights..