Progressive Era

  • Civil War

    The American Civil War was the largest military conflict in the Western world between the Napoleonic Wars and World War I. It cost 600,000 American lives, more than in World War I and World War II combined. The war resulted in the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans.
  • The Progressive Movement

    An effort to cure many of the ills of American Society that had developed during the great spurt of industrial growth in the last quarter of the late century
  • Spanish-American War

    Conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America.
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    Progressive Era

  • President McKinley

    Was shot dead in Buffalo, New york while attending the Pan American Exposition,
  • Expedition Act

    Introduced in the United States of America by President Theodore Roosevelt to break up trusts by the steel, meatpacking, oil, and railroad industries by expediting their cases to the top of the list so they could be dealt with more quickly.
  • National Child Labor Committee

    Florence Kelley organized the National Child Labor Committee to end the unjust employment of young children, originally in the state of Illinois.
  • US entering WW1

    U.S. joined its allies--Britain, France, and Russia--to fight in World War I. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing, more than 2 million U.S. soldiers fought on battlefields in France. Many Americans wanted to remain neutral.