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Progressive Era

  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Enforced racial segregation
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    The first institution of higher learning for African Americans
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    It was one of the first law that excluded a certain race/ immigration from the us.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    They made guidelines on how railroads could settle business to stop monopolies.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    It stops activities that restrict commerce and competition when it comes to the marketplace.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    A decision that racial segregation laws didn't violate the constitution as long as it was equal in quality. ("Seperate but equal")
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    He was shot.
  • Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal
    Progressive groups made tremendous strides on issues involving democracy, efficiency, and social justice
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    Miners wanted to break the miners union and labor movement and wanted a free market economy so they walked out the mines.
  • The Jungle (published)

    The Jungle (published)
    Upton Sinclair (The author of ¨The Jungle¨) intended to expose "the inferno of exploitation of the typical American factory worker at the turn of the 20th Century.
  • W.E.B Dubois

    W.E.B Dubois
    Primarily targeted racism in his polemic, which protested strongly against lynching, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination in education and employment
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    after "The Jungle" the gov't passed a law that protected consumers from bad food and bad drugs.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    The act prohibited the sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock and derived products as food and ensured that livestock were slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
  • Roosevelt Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt Antiquities Act
    Law to provide general legal protection of cultural and natural resources of historic or scientific interest on federal lands.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Theodore Roosevelt promised publicly not to seek the presidency again in 1908
  • 16th Amendment

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

    NAACP formed
    An interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group
  • Muckrackers

    They were journalists and novelists of the Progressive Era who sought to expose corruption in big business and government.
  • Rise of KKK

    Rise of KKK
    Became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    New York City burned, killing 146 workers. It is remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Wilson defeated incumbent Republican William Howard Taft and third-party nominee Theodore Roosevelt
  • 17th Amendment

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

    Federal Reserve Act
    Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act to establish economic stability in the U.S. by introducing a central bank to oversee monetary policy
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Defines unethical business practices, such as price fixing and monopolies, and upholds various rights of labor
  • Booker T Washington

    Booker T Washington
    a educator and reformer, the first president and principal developer of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now Tuskegee University, and the most influential spokesman for Black Americans
  • The Birth of a Nation Movie

    The Birth of a Nation Movie
    Film's success was both a consequence of and a contributor to racial segregation throughout the U.S. In response to the film's depictions of black people and Civil War history.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors
  • Jane Addams - Hull House

    Jane Addams  - Hull House
    Most of the people living in the area at the time were recently arrived immigrants from Europe.