Progressive Era 1890-1920

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In History
  • Sherman Antitrust act

    Sherman Antitrust act
    It prohibits certain business activities that federal government regulators deem to be anticompetitive, and requires the federal government to investigate and pursue trusts, companies, and organizations suspected of being in violation
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt
    Vice President Theodore Roosevelt (Rep) assumes presidency following assassination of McKinley. Teddy becomes the 26th President of the United States of America
  • Northern Security Company

    Northern Security Company
    the United States Department of Justice announced plans to file a suit against the company on the behalf of President Roosevelt.Federal government sues the Northern Security Company for anti-trust violations; first major "trust-busting" case
  • Regulatory laws enacted by federal government

    Regulatory laws enacted by federal government
    Hepburn Act (strengthening Interstate Commerce Commission); Pure Food and Drug Act; Meat Inspection Act
  • Muckrakers

  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Upton Sinclairís novel, The Jungle, published
  • William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft
    elected president; defeats William Jennings Bryan (Dem) in Bryanís third run for the presidency

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Income tax established
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Wilson wins with 42 percent of vote, defeating President Taft, who polled only 23 percent; Roosevelt returns from retirement, splits Republican party by forming Progressive (Bull Moose) party, & finishes second (27 percent of vote)
  • WWI

    World War I begins in Europe
  • Wilson

    re-elected as president, promising peace
  • United States

    United States
    joins World War I
  • WWI Ends

  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. later repealed by the 21st Amendment in 1933
  • Prohibition

  • Suffrage

  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.
  • Warren Harding

    Warren Harding
    symbolic end of "progressive era" and return to "normalcy"