Progressive era

Progressive Era Timeline

By ema0102
  • Muckrakers

    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.
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Was used to train teachers in Alabama. Provided students with academic and vocational training.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    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

    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

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    provided recreational facilities for "slum children", helped immigrants become citizens and helped to fight child labor laws.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    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

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    During this case the US Supreme Court decided to ratify segregation by using the "separate but equal" doctrine.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    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

    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”

    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
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    Dedicated to obtain civil rights for African-Americans
  • The Jungle Published

    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

    Food and Drug Act
    Ensures what companies are distributing is safe, efficient, and of good quality for consumers.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    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.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    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

    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

    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
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Won by a .6% advantage
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    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.
  • NAACP Formed

    NAACP Formed
    A group formed with the concern with the challenges facing African-Americans in the wake of race riots
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    counseled black migrant in urban areas in the north and south by providing education and jobs
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    Shirtwaist factory in New York burns down killing 146 workers due to lack of building safety leading to new safety regulations.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Won the passage of progressive reforms
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Created the Federal Reserve to establish economic stability by introducing central banking.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    lowered tariff rates by 14%
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Gave Congress the power to create and collect taxes from the people and businesses.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    Formed to help workers, people seeking jobs, and retired people by creating standard for safety, wages, hours, and benefits
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The Senate will be made of 100 representatives, to from each state
  • Federal trade Commission

    Federal trade Commission
    protects consumers by stopping deceptive practices in the marketplace
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    Stops anti competitive mergers and discriminatory pricing as well as other unethical practices on the corporate level
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    This led to all companies engaged in the marketplace to stop unfair and unjust practices
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    president and Principal at Tuskegee University. Became a influence spokesman for Black Americans
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    The first Hollywood blockbuster movie
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    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.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Allowed women to vote. Made it illegal to discriminate based off of gender
  • Rise of KKK (early 20th century)

    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

    Jim Crow Laws
    State and local statues that legalized racial segregation. LAsted about 100 years up until 1968