Progressive Era Timeline By lillyadaire Feb 5, 1865 Jim Crow Laws States that allowed racial segregation and discrimination Jul 4, 1881 Tuskegee Institute Founded by Booker T. Washington. Provide academic and agriculture teaching for black students to help them survive in the world May 6, 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Chester A. Arthur to stop all immigration of Chinese Laborers. Apr 7, 1887 Interstate Commerce Act It was designed to control the railway industry, specifically its monopoly practices. The Act mandated "reasonable and just" railroad prices, but did not allow the government to fix individual rates. Sep 18, 1889 Jane Addams-Hull House Served European Immigrants and poor people that had recently come to the United States giving them educational purposes. Feb 5, 1890 Muckrakers Journalist who exposed corrupt leaders and industries. Jul 2, 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act The first federal act banning monopoly market activities Apr 13, 1896 Plessy V. Ferguson A u.s. supreme court Ruled upholding the legality of racial discrimination under the doctrine of "separate but equal” Sep 14, 1901 McKinley Assassinated A “crazy man” shot McKinley at a train station in Buffalo May 12, 1902 Coal Miner Strike-1902 A strike where people want 8 hour work days, more money and union recognition Feb 5, 1904 Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil” A Book about John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company Feb 5, 1905 Niagara Movement Lead by W.E.D Dubois. Wanted equal rights for all black people. Like education and voting Nov 4, 1905 The Jungle Published Book about immigrants working in the United States factories. Like meat factories in Chicago. Once published it made Government act Jun 8, 1906 Roosevelt- Antiquities Act Protection of natural and cultural resources of historic interest Jun 30, 1906 Food and Drug Act Band misbranded/altered food and drugs Jun 30, 1906 Federal Meat Inspection Act Illegal to sell adulterate meat Feb 24, 1908 Muller v. Oregon Women were to work only 10 hrs work days. Nov 3, 1908 Taft Wins Taft defeats William Bryan. by 321 to 162 electoral votes. Republicans won 4 times in a row Feb 12, 1909 NAACP formed Wanted to get ride of racail discrimination and make everyone equal. Sep 29, 1910 Urban League Helping African Americans thrive in the US and get rid of racial segregation and dicrimination. Mar 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist fire Killed 145 women workers caused laws and regulations to bring attention to the bad and unsafe working conditions in factories. In New York Feb 5, 1912 Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal Stop labor abuse and make workplaces more safe Feb 3, 1913 16th Amendment Allows Congress to have an income tax Mar 4, 1913 Department of Labor Established Department of the US government which is makes sure kids don't work Apr 8, 1913 17th Amendment People can now vote for senators and not the state legislature Oct 3, 1913 Underwood-Simmons Tariff promote american made products Dec 23, 1913 Federal Reserve Act Was created to help provide a safe and flexible financial system Jun 5, 1914 Clayton Antitrust Act Strikes, boycotts and labor unions are illegal Sep 15, 1914 Trench Warfare Trenches in which soldiers would hide in and be safe from the enemies fire. Were made in zigzag shape to prevent gunfire from being projected along. Sep 26, 1914 Federal trade Commission Created to prevent unfair competitions in commerce. Sep 26, 1914 Federal Trade Commission Act Created to prevent unfair competitions in commerce Feb 8, 1915 The Birth of a Nation (1915) A movie about two family during the Civil War. One family in the North the other in the South. May 7, 1915 Lusitania sunk Ship sank during WW1 by Germany and causing America to enter the War Nov 14, 1915 Booker T. Washington Was an educator and a speaker, leader of the black community in America. first president and principal developer of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Nov 7, 1916 Wilson Elected Wilson defeats New York Governor Charles Hughes Jan 16, 1917 Zimmerman Telegram A letter from Germany to Mexico for an Alliance Apr 2, 1917 Wilson Asks for War Asked for war against Germany because of submarines warfare. wanted peace treaties that would last Jun 15, 1917 Espionage Act No printing or copying information because it may be used against the US. Illegal to interact with foreign countries. Jan 8, 1918 Wilson-Foureen Points Peace statements that would help end war Feb 5, 1918 Hammer v. Dagenhart Regulating Child Labor May 16, 1918 Sedition Act People didn't have as much free speech because of the war Jan 18, 1919 Versailles Peace Conference Having peace between the countries that were at war Jul 10, 1919 Treaty of Versailles to Senate The president personally delivering the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate ending WW1 Oct 2, 1919 Wilson Stroke He regained from the stroke but still had lasting effects from it. He had limited ability and later died in 1924 Nov 11, 1919 Armistice Day A day to honor people who had served in the war and celebrate peace. Jan 10, 1920 League of Nations Meant for preventing war and settling disputes between countries Jan 16, 1920 18th amendment No alcohol in the US Feb 5, 1920 Rise of KKK (early 20th century) A group of white southerners that wanted racial segregation and discrimination. Aug 18, 1920 19th Amendment Women can vote! Aug 27, 1963 W.E.B. Dubois A sociologist and also a civil rights activist. Wrote a few books.