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Progressive Era

By ch0629
  • 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
  • W.E.B Dubois

    W.E.B Dubois
    An American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, etc. He was the most important black professor.
  • Muckrakers

    Journalists and novelists of the Progressive Era who exposed the corruption of big businesses.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Was the first law passed that banned immigration by race/nationality, also forbidded Chinese from becoming citizens and didn't allow them to work.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    An act created to put an end to the monopolistic practices of the railroad and to regulate railroad practices and have reasonable rates for the railroads.
  • 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
    An act that banned monopolistic practices, which benefits workers and smaller businessmen.
  • Plessy v Ferugson

    Plessy v Ferugson
    A Supreme Court Case that establishes separate but equal facilities. By law, this allows segregation.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    The assassination of the 25th President of the US, known for leading the nation to victory during the Spanish & American War, economic growth during his presidency, and protecting manufacturers and factory workers.
  • Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal
    A domestic legislative program that reflected his three major goals of conservative or natural resources, consumer protection, and controlling railroads.
  • Coal Miner Strike-1902

    Coal Miner Strike-1902
    A strike from coal miners. This ended with victory of miners gaining a 10% income increase and less working hours.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    An organization of black intellectuals being led by W.E.B DuBois who wanted political, civil, and social rights for African Americans.
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    A novel was written by Upton Sinclair that portrays the harsh working conditions of the meatpacking industry
  • Roosevelt- Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt- Antiquities Act
    First U.S law to provide general protection over any general kind of culture or natural resource and established the first national historic preservation policy for the United States.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    A law that prevents misbranding meat and ensures safe and sanitary meat slaughtering conditions.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    An act that prohibits the selling of mislabeled or adulterated food or drugs.
  • 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.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    A book by a journalist, Ida Tarbell, that exposing the unfair practices of the business monopoly.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    Founded to provide assistance to further the dual tenents of economic and social justice of African Americans.
  • The Triangle shirtwaist factory fire

    The Triangle shirtwaist factory fire
    A tragedy that brought widespread attention to the sweatshop. This led to a better series of laws and regulations that made the shops safer conditions.
  • 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 US
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Legislation in the US that created the Federal Reserve System which is the central banking system of the United States
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Allows voters to cast direct votes for U.S Senators
  • 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
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Woodrow Wilson, a leader of the progressive movement became the 28th president of the United States winning against Theodore Roosevelt
  • Federal Trade Commission

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

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

    Rise of the KKK
    Originally founded in 1966 by ex-confederate soldiers and other southerners opposed to reconstruction after the civil war.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    An act that prohibits anticompetitive practices, predatory, and discriminatory pricing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    A federal law enacted to prevent obtaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions of any information that could be used for the injury of the United States or advantage of any foreign nation.
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    President Woodrow Wilson called for a declaration of war against Germany.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    Marks the armistice signed between allies of world war 1 and Germany at Corrpiegre France.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    An international meeting held in Versailles was meant to establish the terms of the peace after the world war.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    Wilson suffered a stroke that left him incapacitated before intending to run for a third term in office.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    An international organization created after WW1 to settle an international conflict.