Progressive Era

  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Was founded under a charter to educate teachers in Alabama. Tuskegee's program gave students academic and vocational training.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Chinese immigrants could not become US citizens.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Congress is able to regulate commerce with other nations and between states.
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    The first settlement house in the United States is established. Its goal was to provide education for poorer people in the neighborhood.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    Monopolies and attempting to make them are outlawed.
  • Plessy v Ferguson

    Plessy v Ferguson
    The Supreme Court rules that segregation doesn't violate the constitution.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    A collection of state and local laws that legalized racial segregation.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    President William McKinley is assassinated.
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    The government acted as a neutral party for the first time to settle a coal strike.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    An attempt to strike a balance between capital and labor. Involved a lot of breaking up conglomerates and regulating conditions in workplaces.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    An exposé credited with quickening the breakup of the Standard Oil Company.
  • 'The Jungle' Published

    'The Jungle' Published
    Harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants exposed. Mainly was created to describe the meat industry and its working conditions. Caused a large public outcry.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    First of many consumers protection laws. Banned interstate trading of mislabeled drugs and food.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    The first national historic preservation policy is established.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    It became illegal to misbrand meat and meat products. Meat also needed to be slaughtered and processed under strictly regulated conditions.
  • Muller v Oregon

    Muller v Oregon
    The Supreme Court ruled that women's work hours could be limited without violating the right to contract in the 14th Amendment.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    William Howard Taft wins his presidential election against William Jennings Bryan
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    An organization focused on the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all people and the elimination of racial hatred and discrimination.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    An organization of black intellectuals that called for the full political, civil, and social rights of African Americans.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    One of five civil rights organizations. Founded to provide assistance to African Americans in economic and social justice.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Thomas Woodrow Wilson defeats incumbent Republican Taft and third-party nominee Roosevelt in his presidential election. He is the first Southerner to do so since 1848.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    The deadliest industrial fire in US history. It was caused by a lack of fire safety features and lax inspections.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Allowed the government to collect income taxes as a single body rather than going through the states.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    The Department of Labor was established to help workers, job seekers, and retirees. It created standards for safety, wages, hours, and benefits and compiled economic statistics.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Senators are now to be elected by the people of their state.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    Reduced the duties on imports for the first time in 40 years.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    The Federal Reserve Act is implemented to create economic stability with a central bank to oversee monetary policy.
  • Rise of KKK

    Rise of KKK
    Protestant nativist groups revive the KKK. Burning crosses and staging marches.
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    Created to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices in the marketplace.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    It prevented unfair methods of competition.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    First president and creator of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute and an influential spokesman for Black Americans.
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    The first blockbuster Hollywood hit. It was considered racist even when it was made and is seen as the most controversial film ever made in Hollywood.
  • Lusitania Sunk

    Lusitania Sunk
    Germany torpedoed the steamship Lusitania, killing 1195 people including 128 Americans. This angered Americans at home.
  • Zimmermann Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram
    A secret communication between Germany and Mexico proposing a military alliance.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    A type of combat where the opposing sides attack, counterattack, and defend from a relatively permanent system of trenches.
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    President Woodrow Willson asks Congress to send troops to Europe to battle Germany.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Gaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions of anything related to national defense that could be used or was intended to be used against the US was prohibited.
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    Supreme Court allowed Congress to enforce child labor laws. The Court held that the Commerce Clause does not grant the power to regulate interstate trade of items produced by child labor.
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    A proposal made by President Woodrow Willson outlining his thoughts on a way of ending WW1 in a way that would prevent it from ever happening again.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Limited US citizens' right to free speech during times of war.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    World War 1 comes to an end.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    A conference called to establish the terms of peace after WW1.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    President Wilson had a stroke that incapacitated me until his death in 1921
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Any buying, selling, or owning of alcohol was made illegal.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    The Treaty of Versailles is delivered to the Senate by the US President.
  • Muckrakers

    People who wrote in support of reform or did exposé writing pre-World War 1.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    An international organization made to provide a forum for resolving international disputes.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women get the right to vote.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois

    W.E.B. Du Bois
    A civil rights activist that helped found the NAACP.