Progressive era

By ccc1115
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    This act permits deportation, fines, or imprisonment of anyone possibly a threat or publishing false or scandalous writing against the government of the U.S.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    He was an American educator, author, and adviser to several U.S presidents as well as a dominant leader in the African American community.
  • W.E.B Dubois

    W.E.B Dubois
    An American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, etc; He was the most important black protestor in the first half of the 20th century.
  • Jim Crow laws

    Jim Crow laws
    A series of statutes state and local that legalized racial segregation
  • Muckrackers

    A group of reform-minded journalists, writers, and photographers in the Progressive era who liked to expose corruption and wrongdoing in established institutions.
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    A private historically black land-grant university in Tuskegee, Alabama founded by Booker T. Washington
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    A law established by Chester A. Arthur formally known as the Immigration Act of 1882 restricting immigration in the United States.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    A federal law designed to regulate railroad rates to be reasonable and allow Congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations and their monopolistic practices without empowering the government to provide specific rates.
  • Jane Addams- Hull House

    Jane Addams- Hull House
    The first social settlement house in Chicago,Illinois co-founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    This was the first federal act to outlaw monopolistic business practices
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    A landmark decision by the U.S Supreme court under the separate but equal law of racial segregation. This event came from an incident in 1892 where a man named Homer Plessey refused to sit in a car for black people.
  • Mckinley Assassination

    Mckinley Assassination
    Mckinley was the third president to be assassinated after he was shot twice at point-blank range at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York by 28 yr old Leo Czolgosz.
  • Teddy Roosevelt's - Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt's - Square Deal
    A domestic legislative program that reflected his three major goals of conservation of natural resources, consumer protection, and control of corporations.
  • Cole Miner Strike - 1902

    Cole Miner Strike - 1902
    A strike led by United Mine Workers of America in eastern Pennsylvania. Workers struck for higher wages and shorter workdays.
  • Ida Tarbell- "The History of Standard Oil"

    Ida Tarbell- "The History of Standard Oil"
    The History of Standard Oil was a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell to expose the Standard Oil Company run at the time by John D. Rockefeller, the richest figure in American history.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    An organization of black intellectuals being led by W.E.B Du Bois who wanted political, civil, and social rights for African Americans
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    First U.S law to provide general protection over any general kind of cultural or natural resource and established the first national historic preservation policy of the U.S
  • Food & Drug Act

    Food & Drug Act
    An act passed by Congress on June 30th and signed by Theodore Roosevelt to prohibit interstate commerce in adulterated food, drinks, or drugs.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    An American law that prohibits the sale of adulterated or misbranded meat or meat products being sold as food and ensures that they are slaughtered and processed under strict regulated sanitary conditions.
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    A novel was written by Upton Sinclair that portrays the harsh conditions and lives that immigrants in Chicago and similar U.S industrialized cities lived.
  • Muller vs. Oregon

    Muller vs. Oregon
    A decision where women were provided fewer work hours than men in which court found not in violation of the right to contract in the fourteenth amendment.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Secretary of War and Republican party nominee Wiliam Howard Taft defeated William Jennings Bryan in the presidential election.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population
  • NACCP formed

    NACCP formed
    NACCP stands for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NACCP is a civil rights organization in order to advance justice for African Americans.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    Founded to provide assistance to further the dual tenets of economic and social justice of African Americans
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    Remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York caught fire killing 146 workers. This day is known as the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city as well as one of the deadliest in U.S history.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    Also known as the Revenue Act of 1913 lowered average tariff rates and re-established a federal income tax in the U.S.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    A cabinet-level Department of the federal government established by President William Howard Taft that's responsible for occupational safety and health, wage/hour standards, unemployment benefits, etc;
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Woodrow Wilson, a leader of the progressive movement became the 28th president of the United States winning against Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Allows voters to cast direct votes for U.S Senators
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Legislation in the U.S that created the Federal Reserve System which is the central banking system of the United States.
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    Established by the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    A federal law that outlaws unfair methods of competition, acts, or practices that affect commerce.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    An Act that prohibits anticompetitive practices, predatory, and discriminatory pricing
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    A type of combat where trenches in the ground are used by opposing sides to attack, counterattack, and defend in war.
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    A movie based on The Clansman which then describes and shows the impact on family life after the civil war.
  • Rise of the KKK (20th Century)

    Rise of the KKK (20th Century)
    Originally founded in 1866 by ex-confederate soldiers and other southerners opposed to reconstruction after the civil war. In 1915, 50 yrs later after Birth of a Nation the Klan was revived by William Joseph Simmons.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    The UK registered steamship that was torpedoed by German Navy U-boat during the first world war killing 1,195 people including 128 Americans.
  • Zimmermann Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram
    Germany proposed an alliance with Mexico to help them recover lost territory if the U.S went into World War 1 against Germany.
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    President Woodrow Wilson called for a declaration of war against Germany
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    A federal law enacted to prevent obtaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions of any information that could be used to cause injury to the U.S or for the advantage of any foreign nation.
  • Hammer vs. Dagenhart

    Hammer vs. Dagenhart
    A Supreme Court case in which they made a decision to deem a federal law regulating child labor unconstitutional
  • Wilson- fourteen points

    Wilson- fourteen points
    A statement that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end world war 1
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    Marks the armistice signed between allies of world war 1 and Germany at Compiegne, France.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    Senate rejected the treaty that formally ended world war 1 due to President Wilson failing to take the senator's objections to the agreement into consideration.
  • Wilson stroke

    Wilson stroke
    Wilson intended to seek a third term but unexpectedly suffered a severe stroke in October 1919 that left him incapacitated.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    A conference was called at Versailles just outside of Paris to establish peace terms after world war 1.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    The first worldwide international organization based in Switzerland was created after ww1 to provide a forum for resolving international disputes
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This was a right known as women's suffrage and granted American women the right to vote.