Progressive era

progressive era timeline

  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer, and editor.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the South
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    Tuskegee's program provided students with academic training.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    the Chinese Exclusion Act was an act that prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    The Interstate Commerce Act was created to regulate the railroad industry. Required railroad rates to be "reasonable and just"
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    The goal was for educated women to share all kinds of knowledge, from basic skills to arts and literature with poorer people in the neighborhood.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The Sherman Antitrust Act was the first federal act that outlawed monopolistic business practices.
  • Muckrakers

    The Muckrakers were reform-minded journalists in the progressive era. (1890s-1920s)
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    Rise of KKK (early 20th century)

    it was a group of white supremacists that would attack colored people and would march around with thousands trying to grow this horrible clan.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    This was a case where the U.S supreme court decided to have racial segregation. "separate but equal" with people of color.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    McKinley was the 25th president, serving from 1897 up until his assassination.
  • Coal Miner Strike-1902

    Coal Miner Strike-1902
    The united mine workers of America went on strike for better wages, hours, and way of life.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    His policies reflected three basic ideas: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    It was a book written by Ida Tarbell basically exposing the oil companies.
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    Published by Upton Sinclair, it paints the life of immigrants and the hard conditions they had to live in.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    it was a group of black intellectuals and was led by W.E.B. Du Bois and touched on full political, civil, and social rights for African Americans.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    The Food and Drug Act was the first series of significant consumer protection.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    It was a law that made it illegal to misbrand meat and meat products being sold as food.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    The Antiquities Act was the first law (U.S) to provide legal protection of cultural/natural resources of historic or scientific interest on federal lands.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Taft won the popular vote and carried most states outside of the Solid South. Taft's triumph gave Republicans their fourth straight presidential election victory.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. Women were provided by state mandate lesser work-hours than accorded to men.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    allows Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states on the basis of population.
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    Basically was made for the justice that colored people could have rights
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    it was one of the "big five" organizations. & was founded to provide African Americans social and economic justice.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    it was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city, and one of the deadliest in U.S. history.
  • The 17th amendment

    The 17th amendment
    the direct election of U.S. senators by the voters of the states
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    help workers, job seekers, and retirees by creating standards for occupational safety, wages, hours, and benefits and by compiling economic statistics.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    established a federal income tax in the United States and substantially lowered tariff rates.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    The law created the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States.
  • Federal trade Commission

    Federal trade Commission
    The FTC's mission is to protect consumers and promote competition.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    outlaws unfair methods of competition and unfair acts or practices that affect commerce.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    defines unethical business practices, such as price-fixing and monopolies, and upholds various rights of labor.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    type of fighting (combat) where opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    Germany used submarine warfare on Britain after they used a blockade on the Germans
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    was born into slavery and rose to become a leading African American intellectual of the 19 century
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    originally called The Clansman, is a silent drama film
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Democratic President Woodrow Wilson defeated former Governor of NY Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican candidate
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    this prohibited the consumption and sales of liquor
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    It proposed a military alliance between Germany & Mexico if the U.S. entered World War I against Germany.
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    Germany violated its pledge on submarine warfare and that was the breaking point for Wilson
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    prohibited obtaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions of any information related to the national defense. ONLY with reason to believe that the information may be used to hurt the United States
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the Court made a federal law regulating child labor.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    permitting the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing” against the U.S gov.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany.
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    It was all of Wilsons ideas on how to prevent a war like WWI from happening again and trying to make war a last option
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    The Paris Peace Conference was the formal meeting of the Allies after WWI ended, to make peace terms for the defeated Central Powers.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    the president of the U.S. personally delivered a treaty to the Senate. (and it had been a longgggg time since that has happened)
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    Wilson suffered a severe stroke that made him very sick until the end of his presidency
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    it was a group created after the war to solve problems between countries so the war wouldn't happen again. but the senate didn't want to bow down to the League Of Nations