Progressive Era

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Congress closed the gates to China prohibiting them from entering America after millions of Chinese immigrated to America for opportunities and jobs
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    The Interstate Commerce Act addresses the monopoly of railroads designed to regulate railroad businesses.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act was the first federal law probibitn monoplies and unfair business competition.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson upheld segregation as "separate but equal". Allowing public segregation to strengthen in the United States.
  • Rise of KKK

    The Ku Klux Klan regained prominence in the early 1900s by violently suppressing civil rights efforts by Southern blacks.
  • Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt took matters into his own hands to end the coal strike by initiating a compromise after going back and forth. The Square Deal was then invented to stop capital vs. labour.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    William McKinley was shot in Buffalo, New York by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. Mckinley then died on September 14, 1901, due to complications from the bullet.
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    A great strike in the field of Pennsylvania threatened the coal famine. The miners only agreed to work if the mine owners met their conditions which were a 10% pay increase and 9-hour work days. The owners eventually gave in.
  • The Jungle Published

    Upton Sinclical published "The Jungle" to expose the conditions of The Chicago Stockyard.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    After "The Jungle" the government passed a law that protected consumers from bad food and bad drugs.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection provides the sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock as food. The law required inspections of livestock farms and meat production in order to keep them sanitary.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    The Roosevelt Antiquities Act was signed to protect cultural or natural resources on federally owned land.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    William Howard Taft won the election of 1908 after Teddy Roosevelt pledged he was not going to run for president again. Taft easily won with the help of Roosevelt and his Republican party.
  • NAACP Formed

    Formed in 1909, the NAACP is a civil rights organization that seeks to promote equality and justice for African Americans.
  • Muckrakers

    Muckrakers are American journalists who write detailed articles on municipal government, labor, and trusts.
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    The Hull Mansion was created to help needy immigrants in the area but eventually became a kindergarten and then into housing children/day nurseries.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    A fire started by a cigarette burnt down an 8-story building and in the building was a women's blouse factory. The materials in the building caused it to burn rapidly leading over 100 people to die in the fire.
  • Wilson Elected

    Elected in 1913 Woodrow Wilson is known for leading the US into WWI and advocating for the League of Nations.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    In 1913 the Federal Reserve Act was created for the central banking system.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment permitted federal income tax. It allowed the federal government to tax personal and corporate incomes.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment provides a direct election for the US senators by popular vote.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    The Clayton Antitrust Act prohibited anti-competitive price decimation, exclusive sales deals, interlocking directorates, and mergers.
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute is a University founded in 1881. The principle of the University is to provide economic development and self-reliance for African Americans.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington uplifted African Americans by founding Tuskegee Institute to provide education and economic advancement.
  • The British of a Nation Movie

    D.W. Griffith's 1915 film The Birth of a Nation demonstrated pioneering film techniques but also racist ideology and a positive depiction of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Du Bois was an influential African-American scholar and civil rights activist who powerfully opposed racial discrimination and pioneered the field of sociology.
  • 18th Amendment

    The 18th Amendment prohibited the intoxication and prohibition of alcohol.
  • 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment accomplished a big milestone, which is allowing women to vote.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    The Jim Crow Laws are laws enforced by state or local laws related to racial segregation.