Progressive Era

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In History
  • Homestead Act of 1862

    Homestead Act of 1862
    Citizens were given a plot of 160 acres and were allowed to live on it as long as they paid a registration fee and promised ti improve the land and thrive off of it.
  • Muckrakers

    Muckrakers
    Reform-minded journalists who exposed institutions and leaders as corrupt.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    It was a law that restricted Chinese immigrants entering the US.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    An American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents.
  • Socialist Party

    Socialist Party
    Group who wanted to stabilize income and equality for the citizens. They mainly tried to reform American economical policies and end capitalism.
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    He presidency lasted from 1901 to 1909. He established almost double of the amount of national parks at the time, and set up wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    a civil-rights group near Niagara Falls dedicated to social and political change for African Americans.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    The first general legal protection of cultural and natural resources in the US.
  • Meat Inspection Act of 1906

    Meat Inspection Act of 1906
    Congress passed an Act where meat being processed in facilities and coming from factories would be checked and inspected due to prior bad conditions.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    The first of a series of significant consumer protection laws which checked and made sure food was good for consumption.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    A landmark decision by the US Supreme Court where women were given lesser work-hours than allotted to men.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    The 1908 United presidential election was the 31st quadrennial presidential election. Taft defeated three-time Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan.
  • NAACP

    NAACP
    A civil rights organization that works as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    That the Congress has the power to collect taxes on income, from whatever source.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    a nonpartisan historic civil rights organization that advocates on behalf of economic and social justice for African Americans and against racial discrimination in the US
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    A fire which was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in U.S. history.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The Senate will be composed of two elected Senators from each state, and will serve for 6 years.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    His presidency ran from 1913 to 1921. He led a progressive movement by fighting for central governments and leveled out the playing field for national and state governments.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    It established economic stability in the US by introducing a central bank to oversee monetary policy.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    A piece of legislation passed by the Congress that defines unethical business practices.
  • Federal trade Commission

    Federal trade Commission
    an independent agency whose main mission is to protect consumers and enforce civil antitrust laws.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    A type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other.
  • Lusitania Sank

    Lusitania Sank
    British ocean liner that was sunk by a German U-boat, killing 1,198 people on board out of the 1,959
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    a telegram offering America territory in Mexico, in return for joining the German cause.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Basically 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.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    An act permitting the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing” against the government of the US.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The prohibition of transporting and consuming alcohol in the US.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    the first worldwide intergovernmental organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    Women gained their rights and the right to vote.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    State and local statutes that legalized racial segregation.
  • First Transcontinental Railroad

    First Transcontinental Railroad
    The first railroad that had reached from the east coast to the west coast was built.