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Progressive Era Timeline

  • Jim Crow Laws

     Jim Crow Laws
    States that allowed racial segregation and discrimination
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Founded by Booker T. Washington. Provide academic and agriculture teaching for black students to help them survive in the world
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

     Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Chester A. Arthur to stop all immigration of Chinese Laborers.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

     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.
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    Served European Immigrants and poor people that had recently come to the United States giving them educational purposes.
  • Muckrakers

    Journalist who exposed corrupt leaders and industries.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

     Sherman Antitrust Act
    The first federal act banning monopoly market activities
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    A u.s. supreme court Ruled upholding the legality of racial discrimination under the doctrine of "separate but equal”
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    A “crazy man” shot McKinley at a train station in Buffalo
  • Coal Miner Strike-1902

     Coal Miner Strike-1902
    A strike where people want 8 hour work days, more money and union recognition
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    A Book about John D. Rockefeller and the Standard Oil Company
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    Lead by W.E.D Dubois. Wanted equal rights for all black people. Like education and voting
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    Book about immigrants working in the United States factories. Like meat factories in Chicago. Once published it made Government act
  • Roosevelt- Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt- Antiquities Act
    Protection of natural and cultural resources of historic interest
  • Food and Drug Act

     Food and Drug Act
    Band misbranded/altered food and drugs
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

     Federal Meat Inspection Act
    Illegal to sell adulterate meat
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    Women were to work only 10 hrs work days.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Taft defeats William Bryan. by 321 to 162 electoral votes.
    Republicans won 4 times in a row
  • NAACP formed

     NAACP formed
    Wanted to get ride of racail discrimination and make everyone equal.
  • Urban League

     Urban League
    Helping African Americans thrive in the US and get rid of racial segregation and dicrimination.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    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
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

     Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    Stop labor abuse and make workplaces more safe
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Allows Congress to have an income tax
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    Department of the US government which is makes sure kids don't work
  • 17th Amendment

     17th Amendment
    People can now vote for senators and not the state legislature
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    promote american made products
  • Federal Reserve Act

     Federal Reserve Act
    Was created to help provide a safe and flexible financial system
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

     Clayton Antitrust Act
    Strikes, boycotts and labor unions are illegal
  • Trench Warfare

    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.
  • Federal trade Commission

     Federal trade Commission
    Created to prevent unfair competitions in commerce.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

     Federal Trade Commission Act
    Created to prevent unfair competitions in commerce
  • The Birth of a Nation (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.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    Ship sank during WW1 by Germany and causing America to enter the War
  • Booker T. Washington

    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
  • Wilson Elected

     Wilson Elected
    Wilson defeats New York Governor Charles Hughes
  • Zimmerman Telegram

     Zimmerman Telegram
    A letter from Germany to Mexico for an Alliance
  • Wilson Asks for War

     Wilson Asks for War
    Asked for war against Germany because of submarines warfare. wanted peace treaties that would last
  • Espionage Act

     Espionage Act
    No printing or copying information because it may be used against the US. Illegal to interact with foreign countries.
  • Wilson-Foureen Points

     Wilson-Foureen Points
    Peace statements that would help end war
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

     Hammer v. Dagenhart
    Regulating Child Labor
  • Sedition Act

     Sedition Act
    People didn't have as much free speech because of the war
  • Versailles Peace Conference

     Versailles Peace Conference
    Having peace between the countries that were at war
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

     Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    The president personally delivering the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate ending WW1
  • Wilson Stroke

     Wilson Stroke
    He regained from the stroke but still had lasting effects from it. He had limited ability and later died in 1924
  • Armistice Day

     Armistice Day
    A day to honor people who had served in the war and celebrate peace.
  • League of Nations

     League of Nations
    Meant for preventing war and settling disputes between countries
  • 18th amendment

     18th amendment
    No alcohol in the US
  • Rise of KKK (early 20th century)

     Rise of KKK (early 20th century)
    A group of white southerners that wanted racial segregation and discrimination.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women can vote!
  • W.E.B. Dubois

     W.E.B. Dubois
    A sociologist and also a civil rights activist. Wrote a few books.