progressive era

Progressive Era Timeline

  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing”
  • Rise of KKK

    Rise of KKK
    Early 20th century. White supremacist terrorist hate group
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
    (Death date)
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Training teachers in Alabama
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    first and only major federal legislation to explicitly suspend immigration for a specific nationality (
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    It was founded in Chicago in 1889 when Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    the first Federal act that outlawed monopolistic business practices
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
  • Muckrakers

    American writers identified with pre-World War I reform and exposé writing.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    Written by Ida Tarbell.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    organization of African American intellectuals
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    Sinclair felt he missed the point of his book. “I aimed at the public’s heart,” he famously remarked, “and by accident, I hit it in the stomach.”
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    the first United States law to provide general protection for any general kind of cultural or natural resource
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    prohibited the sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock and derived products as food.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    won 51.6% of the popular vote and carried most states outside of the Solid South.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    the Court considered whether a state could limit the amount of hours a woman could work while not also limiting the hours of men
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    formed in New York City by white and Black activists, in response to the violence against African Americans in the country.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, New York City burned, killing 146 workers.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Wilson took advantage of the Republican split, winning 40 states and a large majority of the electoral vote with just 41.8%
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Establish economic stability in the U.S. by introducing a central bank to oversee monetary policy.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    The Revenue Act of 1913, also known as the Underwood Tariff or the Underwood-Simmons Act
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    three major goals: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    the defeated and departing incumbent, just hours before Woodrow Wilson took office
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    17th amendment modified Article I, section 3, of the Constitution by allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators. Prior to its passage, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    combat in which armies attack, counterattack, and defend from relatively permanent systems of trenches dug into the ground.
  • Federal trade Commission

    Federal trade Commission
    Antitrust laws and the promotion of consumer protection
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    protecting America's consumers for over 100 years.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    prohibits mergers, predatory and discriminatory pricing
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    become a leading African American intellectual of the 19 century
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    landmark silent film, released in 1915, was the first Hollywood hit.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    A German U-boat torpedoed the British-owned steamship
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    secret diplomatic communication
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    prohibited obtaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    A case in which the Court deemed the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act unconstitutional because Congress does not have control over the commerce of goods
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    Vision for ending World War I in a way that would prevent such a conflagration from occurring again.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    establish the terms of the peace after World War I
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    which formally ended World War I
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    an international organization
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    Wilson had intended to seek a third term in office but suffered a severe stroke