Progressive Era Timeline

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    The Progressive Era


    This was the International LAdies Garment Workers Union. It related to progressivsm because it helped woman acheive more fair working right and respect.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    In the early 1900s election, Bryan was defeated by president McKinley. However he still retained control over the democratic party. He was pro-pregessivism and supported anti-imperalism.
  • The Oregon Direct Legislation League

    The Oregon Direct Legislation League
    The Oregon Direct Legislation League was an organization of political activists founded by William S. U'Ren in the U.S. state of Oregon in 1898.
  • The American Bar Association

    The American Bar Association
    The American Bar Association set up in 1900 the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). It established national standards for law schools.
  • The Octopus was composed by Frank Norns

    The Octopus was composed by Frank Norns
    This book exposed the ways in whcih railraods missused their vast power which caused people to reconsider their use of power now,
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    He was a candidate who was leading Progressivism based on idealism.
  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    Eugene Debs was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and several times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    Upton Sinclair was an American author and one-time candidate for Governor who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. Sinclair became popular in the beginning of the twentieth century. Particurarly for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle.
  • Frank Lowden

    Frank Lowden
    In Illinois, Governor Frank Lowden undertook a major reorganization of state government
  • National Child Labor Committee formed

    National Child Labor Committee formed
    This helped children receive better treatment with employers.
  • Hopkins Adams

    Hopkins Adams in 1905 showed the fraud involved in many patent medicines.
  • David Graham Phillips

    David Graham Phillips created a malicious indictment of the U.S. Senate in 1906.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    The 1906 federal Pure Food and Drug Act, which was pushed by drug companies and providers of medical services, removed from the market patent medicines that had never been scientifically tested.
  • Charles Evan Hughes

    Hughes was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York. He was also a candidate for the presidential election in 1916, losing to Wilson.
  • The Panic of 1907

    This era of panic but it was short. They were based on the low points in the economys progressivism.
  • H. G. Welles

    H. G. Welles was an English author, known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres. Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction"
  • Hiram Johnson

    Hiram Johnson was a leading American progressive from California. He served as Governor from 1911 to 1917, and as a United States Senator from 1917 to 1945.
  • Ida M. Tarbell

    Ida M. Tarbell wrote a series of articles against Standard Oil, which was perceived to be a monopoly.
  • Minium Wage Rate

    In 1912, Massachusetts passed a Minimum hourly rage rate. This controlled people from underpaying workers and ripping them off.
  • Robert La Follette

    Robert La Follette
    Robert La Folette was the senator, congressman, governor of Wisconsin and candidate for President in 1912 and 1918,
  • 16th Amendment

    This amendemnt authorized an income tax.
  • Federal Reserve System

    Federal Reserve System in 1914 was a policy that dealt with the banking laws.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Wilson helped end the long battles over the trusts with the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914
  • The Lever Food and Fuel Control Act

    In August 1917, the Lever Food and Fuel Control Act banned production of distilled spirits for the duration of the war.
  • 17th Amendment

    The amendment in which voters could elect their senators directly.
  • 18th Amendment

    This amendment is the barring of the manufacture, sale, and importation of alcohol.
  • 19th Amendment

    This is the amendment that authorized women full voting rights.
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams opened up the first Hull House. Which is similar to today's day care centers. She also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    Hoover was the 36th president of the United States. He was originally a miner therefore he was supportive of the Efficiency Movement.
  • American Federation of Labor

    This was a union that became very popular during the Progressive Era.