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Progressive Era!

  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    A historically black university made by Booker T. Washington. One of the most notable alumni is George Washington Carver.
  • Chinese exclusion act

    Chinese exclusion act
    Prohibited immigration of Chinese citizens.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    State and local laws that enforced racial segregation.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Asked for railroad rates to be fair and just, regulating huge railroad companies.
  • Jane Addams hull house

    Jane Addams hull house
    A settlement house that served newly arrived European immigrants.
  • Sherman Antitrust act

    Sherman Antitrust act
    A law which prohibits activities that restrict interstate commerce and competition in the marketplace.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Educator and Advisor to multiple presidents. He was the voice of former slaves and their descendants.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    The creation of "seperate but equal". Segregation was allowed as long as the facilities for both races were equal in quality.
  • Rise of the KKK

    Rise of the KKK
    As African Americans pushed for their rights, the KKK rose in power. Exploiting the anger and fear of White Americans, they lashed out violently towards African Americans and put gasoline on the already burning fire that was racial tensions post-civil war.
  • Mckinley assination

    Mckinley assination
    Mckinley is assassinated by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
  • 1902 coal miner strike

    1902 coal miner strike
    Workers striked in Pennsylvania, threatening a coal famine. They wanted higher wages and shorter workdays.
  • Muckrackers

    Journalists who exposed institutions and individuals as corrupt.
  • The Square Deal - Teddy Roosevelt

    The Square Deal - Teddy Roosevelt
    Teddy Roosevelt used the square deal as a means to say that he wanted to give everyone an equal shot at something. Like giving someone a square deal in life. This term became something he would regularly use.
  • History of Standard Oil- Ida Tarbell

    History of Standard Oil- Ida Tarbell
    An expose about the standard oil company.
  • Niagara movement

    Niagara movement
    Led by W.E. Dubois, the Niagara movement was a civil rights group opposing segregation and racial disenfranchisement.
  • The Jungle published.

    The Jungle published.
    Upton Sinclair exposed the lives of exploited immigrants and the harsh conditions they live in to the American public.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    Required that ingredients be put on the labels of food or drugs, and drugs could not fall below purity levels set by the United States.
  • Federal Meat inspection act

    Federal Meat inspection act
    Made it illegal to mislabel or adulterate meat, and also made it a requirement for the meat to be made in sanitary conditions.
  • The antiquities act.

    The antiquities act.
    Allowed the government to protect natural landmarks, cultural lands, or scientific lands.
  • Muller V. Oregon

    Muller V. Oregon
    This dispute centered around mandating women's working hours. This led to the law eventually recognizing sex-based discrimination.
  • Taft wins

    Taft wins
    Taft becomes president!
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Taxes! Allowed Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states according to the population
  • W.E. Dubois

    W.E. Dubois
    An African American activist who became one of the founding members of the NAACP.
  • NAACP formed.

    NAACP formed.
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is formed, the oldest civil rights movement that paved the way for future progress..
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    A civil rights group that fights against racial discrimination towards African Americans, and advocates for social and economic justice.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire.

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire.
    One of the deadliest industrial incidents in American History. Lead to the death of 146 workers, 123 women and 23 men in a massive fire.
  • Department of Labor Established.

    Department of Labor Established.
    Taft established the department of labor hours before Wilson took office.
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Woodrow Wilson gets elected!
  • Underwood-Simmons tariff

    Underwood-Simmons tariff
    Lowered tariff rates and re-established a federal income tax.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Allowed the direct election of state senators, giving more voice to the people.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    Created the federal reserve system, which is the United States' central banking system.
  • Federal trade commission act

    Federal trade commission act
    Outlaws unfair/unethical acts or practices that affects commerce.
  • Clayton anti-trust act

    Clayton anti-trust act
    Prevents anti-competitive acts.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Land warfare consisting of trenches. Usually painfully slow, and revolved around days upon days of conflict while soldiers sit in the trenches. The land in between was considered almost certain death.
  • Federal trade commission

    Federal trade commission
    Creation of the FTC. Protects consumers and enforcers anti-trust laws.
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    Chronicling the American Civil war and reconstruction, along with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, The Birth of the Nation was a huge silent film that even holds the honor to be the first screened at the White House. The film has come under fire for it's racist depiction of African Americans, and has been denounced by many.
  • Lusitania sunk.

    Lusitania sunk.
    German u-boat targets British Ocean Liner, killing 1,000 people.This built American support for the war.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    A proposal to Mexico that they would help them fight the United States if they entered into war against Germany. This uh...this didn't go over well with the United States when we found out.
  • Wilson asks for War

    Wilson asks for War
    The Zimmerman was the final nail in the coffin, Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
  • Espionage act

    Espionage act
    Prevents interference with American military, or support for U.S. enemies.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Permitted the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing” against the government of the United States. One of the biggest tests of freedom of speech, a precursor in ways to the McCarthy era.
  • Hammer V. Dagenhart

    Hammer V. Dagenhart
    Struck down by the supreme court, asks for regulation of child labor. This led to increasingly hostile views towards the conditions of child labor.
  • Armstice day

    Armstice day
    Marked the ceasing of hostilities between the allies and the central powers.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    Prohibition. Everyone knows how that went.
  • Versailles Peace conference

    Versailles Peace conference
    The allies setting the terms of peace. Resulted in five controversial treaties that would lead to further tensions down the road.
  • Wilson's stroke

    Wilson's stroke
    Wilson suffers a massive stroke that leaves him incapacitated during the ending years of his presidency.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women get the right to vote! Equal rights!
  • Treaty of Versailles to senate

    Treaty of Versailles to senate
    Treaty brought to the senate. Signals a new, less isolated era for America.
  • Wilson's Fourteen Points

    Wilson's Fourteen Points
    The principles of peace used while creating the peace treaty.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    A group of nations dedicated to keeping world peace after the events of World War II.