Composed of a group of writers that provided the public with journalist accounts of economic and political corruption. They also wrote about social disasters that were caused by big companies.
Was used to train teachers in Alabama. Provided students with academic and vocational training.
Chinese Exclusion Act
During his presidency, Chester A. Arthur signed The Chinese Exclusion Act with the purpose to limit Chinese immigration to the US. Chinese-Americans tried to fight this act but did not succeed. This act lasted for ten years.
Interstate Commerce Act
This act was passed by the Senate and House in order to "regulate commerce with foreign Nations, and among the Several States." The act gave congress power to regulate rates for railroads.
Jane Addams-Hull House
provided recreational facilities for "slum children", helped immigrants become citizens and helped to fight child labor laws.
Sherman Antitrust Act
The first act passed that allowed Congress to prohibit trust. A trust was a disposition in which stockholder would transfer their shares to a set of trustees, thus allowing them to own a part of a company.
Plessy V. Ferguson
During this case the US Supreme Court decided to ratify segregation by using the "separate but equal" doctrine.
McKinley was shot in at the Pan-American Exposition by Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz believed McKinley to be "the head of a corrupt government." McKinley then passed away a few days later on the fourteenth.
Coal Miner Strike of 1902
United Mine Workers of America when on strike in Pennsylvania. These workers wanted higher wages, shorter work days, and recognition of their union. During this time houses and building were heated with coal which threatened to shut down the winter fuel supply for major cities in America. Workers received a wage increase of 10 percent with reduced workdays.
Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
Claimed the Standard Oil companies were violating the Sherman Antitrust Act which later led to the Supreme Court to agree with Tarbell in 1911
Dedicated to obtain civil rights for African-Americans
The Jungle Published
Published to expose the meat-packing industry of their horrid working conditions. Led to the creation of food safety laws.
Food and Drug Act
Ensures what companies are distributing is safe, efficient, and of good quality for consumers.
Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
Gave light to what Roosevelt viewed as labor, citizenship, parenthood, and Christian ethics.Wanted peace between big companies and labor unions.
The first law to provide protection to and cultural or natural resource. Led to the creation of historic preservation and national parks
Federal Meat Inspection Act
Forbids the act of selling adulterer or misbranded livestock and sought out to ensure sanitary processing and slaughtering of livestock.
Muller v. Oregon
Led the Supreme Court to make a decision of if they cut labor hours for women and not limit those of men
Won by a .6% advantage
Founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to help Blacks in protecting their 14th and 15th amendment. Believed full citizenship and equal rights should be given to those through efforts of intellect.
A group formed with the concern with the challenges facing African-Americans in the wake of race riots
counseled black migrant in urban areas in the north and south by providing education and jobs
Triangle Shirtwaist fire
Shirtwaist factory in New York burns down killing 146 workers due to lack of building safety leading to new safety regulations.
Won the passage of progressive reforms
Federal Reserve Act
Created the Federal Reserve to establish economic stability by introducing central banking.
lowered tariff rates by 14%
Gave Congress the power to create and collect taxes from the people and businesses.
Department of Labor Established
Formed to help workers, people seeking jobs, and retired people by creating standard for safety, wages, hours, and benefits
The Senate will be made of 100 representatives, to from each state
Federal trade Commission
protects consumers by stopping deceptive practices in the marketplace
Clayton Antitrust Act
Stops anti competitive mergers and discriminatory pricing as well as other unethical practices on the corporate level
Federal Trade Commission Act
This led to all companies engaged in the marketplace to stop unfair and unjust practices
Booker T. Washington
president and Principal at Tuskegee University. Became a influence spokesman for Black Americans
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The first Hollywood blockbuster movie
Make the sale and consumption of alcohol illegal. This however dd not work. Crime rate increased as people found ways to smuggle alcohol into the country, these people were called bootleggers. This also resulted in the creation of speakeasies which were underground bars and clubs.
Allowed women to vote. Made it illegal to discriminate based off of gender
Rise of KKK (early 20th century)
A group of white Americans who were violent towards immigrants and African Americans. They felt threatened by the rapid way the United States were changing
Jim Crow Laws
State and local statues that legalized racial segregation. LAsted about 100 years up until 1968