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
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.
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
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
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.
The Roosevelt Antiquities Act was signed to protect cultural or natural resources on federally owned land.
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.
Formed in 1909, the NAACP is a civil rights organization that seeks to promote equality and justice for African Americans.
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.
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 permitted federal income tax. It allowed the federal government to tax personal and corporate incomes.
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 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. Du Bois was an influential African-American scholar and civil rights activist who powerfully opposed racial discrimination and pioneered the field of sociology.
The 18th Amendment prohibited the intoxication and prohibition of alcohol.
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.