Progressive Era Events

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  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Tuskegee Institute was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881 under a charter from the Alabama legislature for the purpose of training teachers in Alabama. T
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 is a United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry.
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    Settlement houses were created to provide community services to ease urban problems such as poverty.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The Sherman Antitrust Act was based on the constitutional power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    Plessy V. Ferguson was a United States Supreme Court case that ruled segregation was legal, as long as equal facilities were provided for both races.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, six months into his second term.
  • Coal Miner Strike-1902

    Coal Miner Strike-1902
    The Coal strike of 1902, also known as the anthracite coal strike, was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    da Minerva Tarbell was an American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    the Niagara Movement was a civil-rights group founded in 1905 near Niagara Falls.
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    A highly influential book by "muckraker" Upton Sinclair. The book depicted the poverty of factory workers and the unsanitary and corrupt practices of the meat-packing industry.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 prohibited the sale of misbranded or adulterated food and drugs in interstate commerce and laid a foundation for the nation's first consumer protection agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    The Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 is an American law that makes it illegal to adulterate or misbrand meat
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    After a generation-long effort, on June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, thus establishing the first general legal protection of cultural and natural resources in the United States.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    Muller v. Oregon was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    William Howard Taft became the only man in history to hold the highest post in both the executive and judicial branches of the U.S. government.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population.
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    The National Urban League, formerly known as the National League on Urban Conditions Among African Americans, is a nonpartisan historic civil rights organization.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in U.S. history.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    The Square Deal was President Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program, which reflected his three major goals conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    The United States Department of Labor is a cabinet-level department of the U.S.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    U.S. president, served in office from 1913 to 1921 and led America through World War I (1914-1918). After the war, he helped negotiate a peace treaty that included a plan for the League of Nations.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Federal Reserve Act is U.S. legislation that created the current Federal Reserve System.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    The Revenue Act of 1913, also known as the Underwood Tariff or the Underwood-Simmons Act, re-established a federal income tax in the United States and substantially lowered tariff rates.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution established the popular election of United States senators by the people of the states.
  • Federal trade Commission

    Federal trade Commission
    The Federal Trade Commission is an independent agency of the United States government whose principal mission is the enforcement of civil U.S.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

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

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    The Clayton Antitrust Act is a piece of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in 1914.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Trench warfare is a type of land warfare using occupied fighting lines largely comprising military trenches, in which troops are well-protected from the enemy's small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Booker Taliaferro Washington was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States.
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    The Birth of a Nation, originally called The Clansman, is a 1915 American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War,
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico.
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    On April 2, Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    The Espionage Act of 1917 is a United States federal law passed on June 15, 1917, shortly after the U.S. entry into World War I.
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    Hammer v. Dagenhart was a United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court struck down a federal law regulating child labor.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    The Sedition Act was passed by Congress in 1798, which made it illegal to 'write, print, utter or publish.
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    The Treaty of Versailles was the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    In 1919 the Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended World War I, in part because President Woodrow Wilson had failed to take senators' objections to the agreement into consideration.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    President Woodrow Wilson suffered a severe stroke that left him incapacitated until the end of his presidency in 1921, an event that became one of the great crises in presidential succession.
  • muckrakers

    muckrakers
    muckrakers is a group of American writers identified with pre-World War I reform and expose literature.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    The League of Nations was an international diplomatic group developed after World War I as a way to solve disputes between countries before they erupted into open warfare.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    the anniversary of the armistice of November 11, 1918, observed since 1954 as Veterans Day in the US.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor.