Progressive Era

By klc0121
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    An American author, orator, educator, and advisor for lots of presidents
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    An American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil-rights activists, Pan-Africanist, author, writer, and editor
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    A law that prevented Chinese laborers from immigrating to the United States
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Allowed Congress to regulate interstate commerce, mostly towards railroads companies
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    The Hull House was built in 1889 and helped the working class get social and educational opportunities in nearby neighborhoods
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Outlawed monopolistic business practices
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    A court case where the law, "separate but equal" was argued if it was constitutional or not
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    Was shot twice on the Pan-American Exposition grounds at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York before dying a few days later
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    Strike by the United Mine Workers of America by demanding higher wages, shorter workdays, and the recognition of their Union. They threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply for big American cities
  • Teddy Roosevelt's-Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt's-Square Deal
    Provided federal funds for the construction of dams, reservoirs, and canals in the West to help with cheap power
  • Ida Tarbell- "The History of Standard Oil"

    Ida Tarbell- "The History of Standard Oil"
    Exposé about the Standard Oil Company, run by John D. Rockefeller at the time
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    Exposé of conditions in of the working classes
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    DuBois and Trotter's mission was to develop an aggressive way of fighting racial inequality
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Laws that put the African Americans in states, mostly Southern, to a disadvantage in many aspects
    (I don't know the exact dates for this topic)
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    Prohibited the sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock and derived products as food and ensured that livestock was slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    Prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    Gives the president the ability to declare lands/sites to be national monuments
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    William H. Taft won against Democrat William Jennings Byran
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    A court case where Oregon had a law which had women work at a maximum of 10 hours and Muller thought that this law violated the 14th amendment
  • NAACP Formed

    NAACP Formed
    Established in NYC to respond to the violence against African Americans
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    A civil rights organization that advocates and helps racial discrimination for economic and social justice problems against African Americans
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in NYC is known as one of the deadliest workplace catastrophes in US history, killing 146 workers
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Democrat Woodrow Wilson, from New Jersey, won the 1912 election
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    Established to improve the welfare of working people
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    The central banking system of the United States of America
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    Re-imposed federal tax and lowered tariff rates
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Ratified in 1913, it established Congress's right to impose a federal tax income
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Ratified in 1913, allowing voters to directly vote for US senators, 2 from each state, to serve for 6 years
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    An independent agency that works to enforce the Clayton Anti-trust Act and prevented unfair methods of competition
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    Prevents unfair methods of competition in commerce
  • Clayton Anti-trust Act

    Clayton Anti-trust Act
    Passed to try to curb the power of trusts and monopolies and maintain market competition
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    When armies of both sides attack, counterattack, and defend from permanent systems of trenches
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    An American film that was the first blockbuster Hollywood hit
  • Rise of the KKK (Early 20th century)

    Rise of the KKK (Early 20th century)
    The "new" KKK was not only against African Americans, but also against Jews, Roman Catholics, foreigners, and organized labor
  • Lusitania Sunk

    Lusitania Sunk
    During WW1, the German attacked the British steamship, killing 1,195 people, including 128 Americans. This brought the US into WW1
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    A telegram from Zimmerman to Eckhardt, offering US territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    Wilson asks Congress for permission to declare war against Germany
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Made it a crime if anyone gives information intended to interfere with the US armed forces in a war or to help the enemy
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    A court case on if the Keating-Owen Act was a regulation of Commerce or not
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Made it a crime to write anything untrue or bad about the US government and expanded the list of crimes from the Espionage Act
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    Statement of principles of peace to help with peace negotiations for WW1
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Banned the manufacture, transportation, and selling of alcohol
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    To honor those who fought and died for the country
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    Wilson had presented a treaty to the Senate and addressed the chamber
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    Wilson suffers a stroke in October in the white house
  • Muckrakers

    Reform-minded journalists who exposed established institutions and leaders who are corrupted (1890s-1920s) (Couldn't really find dates)
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Gives women the right to vote
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    An International diplomatic group developed after WW1 to prevent warfare