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Progressive Era Events

  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Born into slavery, later became a leading African American of the 19th century, founded Tuskegee normal and industrial institute, and the national negro business league.
  • WEB Dubois

    WEB Dubois
    Was a civil rights activist, leader, etc.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    State and local laws that legalized racial segregation.
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Founded by Booker Washington, first institution of higher learning for African Americans.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Prohibited all immigrated of Chinese laborers, signed by president Chester A. Arthur.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Granted congress power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and several states, and to regulate railroads.
  • Jane Addams Hull House

    Jane Addams Hull House
    Built to provide social and educational opportunities for working class people.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    First federal act that outlawed monopolistic practices.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Supreme court upheld the constitutionality of the separate but equal doctrine, Homer Plessy refused to sit in the black people part of a train car.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    McKinley was shot and killed 6 months into his second term, was shot by an anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    Miners went on strike for higher wages, shorter workdays, and recognition of their union (united mine workers of America)
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    Book written to expose the standard oil companies, written by Ida Tarbell, was a form of muckraking.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    Led by DuBois, called for full political, civil and social rights for blacks.
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Written by Upton Sinclair, novel portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the US, takes place in Chicago.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    Law provided legal protection of cultural and natural resources on federal lands.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    Signed by Roosevelt, prohibits interstate commerce in misbranded and adulterated foods, drinks, and drugs.
  • Federal Meat inspection Act

    Federal Meat inspection Act
    Signed by Roosevelt, ensured livestock to be processed and slaughtered under sanitary conditions, prohibited sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock.
  • Muller V. Oregon

    Muller V. Oregon
    Court upheld an Oregon law to limit the hours a female could work.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Taft wins 51.6% of the popular vote, gave republicans their fourth straight presidential election victory.
  • NAACP Formed

    NAACP Formed
    Secure political, education, social and economic equality of all people, help eliminate race based discrimination.
  • Urban Leauge

    Urban Leauge
    Goal was to help blacks migrants assimilate into urban life.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    Fire spread throughout Triangle Waist company, was a jumpstart for a movement for safer working conditions.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Wilson won by a landslide, carrying 40 states, replaced Taft.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Congress has power to lay and collect taxes.
  • Underwood Simmons Tarrif

    Underwood Simmons Tarrif
    Promote international trade, lowered import duties, levied the first federal income tax.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    Roosevelt's domestic program, had 3 major goals, conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • Department of Labour Established

    Department of Labour Established
    Signed (reluctantly) by Taft, happened hours before Woodrow Wilson took office, provided a department solely focused on workers.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Senate gets 2 senators from each state, and each senator will have 1 vote, and are in the senate for 6 years.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Established federal reserve banks, and to establish a more effective managing of banking in the US.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    During ww1 opposing forces would fight each other in opposite trenches.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    Protects consumers, stops unfair deceptive or fraudulent practices.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Defines unethical business practices, (ex. Monopolies and price fixing), upholds rights of labour.
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    Goal was to protect consumers and promote competition.
  • Birth of a Nation

    Birth of a Nation
    Tells a story of American history in the 1860s, blacks are portrayed as brutish, lazy, and dangerous.
  • Lusitania Sunk

    Lusitania Sunk
    Sunk by German subs, caused Americans to support the war against Germany.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    Germany sent the communication to Mexico to try and form an alliance, brought America into the war.
  • Wilson Asks For War

    Wilson Asks For War
    Wilson asked congress for war against Germany, 4 days later congress voted for it.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Act to punish espionage and other forms of interference with the US.
  • Wilson Fourteen Points

    Wilson Fourteen Points
    Outlining Wilsons vision for ending ww1 to congress, also to prevent such a thing from happening again.
  • Hammer V. Dagenhart

    Hammer V. Dagenhart
    Allowed congress to enforce child labour laws.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Permitted the deportation, imprisonment or fining of anyone writing something against the government.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    End of WW1, also known as veterans day.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Banned alcohol, in all its forms.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    Worked out a peace treaty to officially end WW1.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    Senate rejected the treaty, Wilson failed to take senators objections into consideration.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    Wilson suffers a stroke and is incapacitated for the remainder of his presidency.
  • League Of Nations

    League Of Nations
    Organization of nations to help prevent future wars and keep peace, it failed due to having no actual power.
  • Muckrakers

    Journalists during the progressive era, exposed established institutions, and corrupt leaders.
  • Rise of the KKK

    Rise of the KKK
    Founded by ex-confederate officers, wanted black suppression and slavery back.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women are now allowed to vote.