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Progressive Era

By efj0810
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    State and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern part of the United States.
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Founded by Booker T. Washington under a charter from the Alabama legislature for the purpose of training teachers in Alabama.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    A law signed by President Chester A. Author that prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    US federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry. It required the railroad rates to be "reasonable and just."
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    One of the first settlement houses in North America. The house provided child care, practical and cultural training and education, and other services to the largely immigrant population of its Chicago neighborhood.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The first federal act that outlawed monopolistic (having complete control or power over a business) business practices.
  • Muckrakers

    Reform-minded journalists, writers, and photographers during the Progressive Era
  • Plessy Vs. Ferguson

    Plessy Vs. Ferguson
    A US supreme court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the "separate but equal" doctrine.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    William McKinley, the 25th president of the US, was shot in the abdomen while shaking hands with the public. He was shot on September 6th and later died on the 14th due to complications from bullet wounds.
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    A strike led by the United Mine Workers of America in which it threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply to major American cities.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    A book written in 1904 that exposes the Standard Oil Company in 19 parts.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    A domestic program that consisted of President Roosevelt's three main goals which were conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    A novel written by American Journalist Upton Sinclair. This novel portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants within the US.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    The Niagra movent was an organization of black intellectuals which was led by W.E.B. DU Bois and called for full political, civil, and social rights for African Americans.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    Prohibited the sale of misbranded or adultered food and drugs in interstate commerce.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    An American law that makes it illegal to misbrand meat and meat products being sold as food. It also ensures that meat products are slaughtered and processed under strictly regulated sanitary conditions.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    Law passed that provided general protection for any general kind of cultural or natural resource. It became the first national historic preservation policy for the United States.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    William Howard Taft, Secretary of War and Republican Party nominee, wins the presidential election over three-time Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    A US Supreme Court case in which the court considered whether or not a state could limit the number of hours that women while not limiting the hours of men.
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) was a civil rights group/ organization which was formed to further advance justice for African Americans.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    The National Urban League was founded to help African American migrants assimilate into urban life.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    The Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York burned down, leaving 146 workers killed. It is remembered to be one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Woodrow Wilson defeats Republican William Howard Taft and third-party nominee Theodore Roosevelt to win the 1912 presidential election.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    A federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal labor standards and occupational safety. Signed by William Howard Taft.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, without apportionment among the several states.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Provided for the direct election of US Senators by the voters of the states.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Intended to establish a form of economic stability through the introduction of the Central Bank. Five functions of this act are community development, monetary policy, financial system stability, payments systems, and supervision and regulation.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    Also known as the Revenue Act, lowered average tariff rates from 40% to 26%. This tariff also established a one percent tax on income above $3,000 a year.
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    President Woodrow Wilson urged Congress to declare war on Germany.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Trenches dug into the ground that was used for extra protection and defense against the opposing armed forces.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    Protects consumers by stopping unfair, fraudulent, or deceptive practices in the marketplace.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Prevented unfair methods of competition. It also declared strikes, boycotts, and labor unions legal under federal law.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington was an American educator, orator, author, and advisor to several presidents of the United States. He was also a dominant leader in the African American community.
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    A film directed by D.W. Griffith and was the longest and most profitable film then produced and the most artistically advanced in its day. This film portrayed the civil war and tells the story of two families on either side of the Mason-Dixon line.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    A German navy U-boat torpedoed the Lusitania during the First World war.
  • Rise of KKK (early 20th century)

    Rise of KKK (early 20th century)
    William Joseph Simmons revived the KKK after seeing D.W. Griffith's film Birth of A Nation in which it portrayed the klan as heroes.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    An ACt in which it prohibited obtaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions of any information relating to the national defense in which it could be used against the US or to the advantage of a foreign nation.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    A secret diplomatic communication was issued from the German Foreign Office which proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico if the United States entered WWI against Germany.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    An act that extended the Espionage act to cover a broad range of offenses. These offenses include false, scandalous, malicious writing, and speech that expresses opinions that cast the govt or the war effort in a negative way.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    Armistice signed between the allies of WWI.
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    A proposal made by President Woodrow Wilson in a speech, outlining his vision for ending WWI.
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    Supreme Court decision in which the court shot down a federal law regarding child labor.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    Prohibition of alcohol in the United States.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended WWI.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    Woodrow Wilson had been intending to seek a third term in office but suffered a stroke that left him incapacitated.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    A meeting to establish the terms of the peace after World War.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    An American sociologist, civil rights activist, socialist, author, writer, and editor. One of his accomplishments within sociology was being the first American sociologist to develop structural analysis of social inequality.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    An international organization created after WWI to provide a forum for resolving international disputes.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    Women's right to vote.