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The Progressive Era

  • Sherman Anti- Trust act was passes as a mean of corrupt oractices reform

    Sherman Anti- Trust act was passes as a mean of corrupt oractices reform
    This act limited power of companies that controlled a high percentage of market share. It restricted conspiracy to block trade. It was connected to the progressive era because it was a measure taken to help the people have better
    source:http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/trusts.html
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    The Progressive Era

  • Robert La Follette elected governor.

    Robert La Follette elected governor.
    la Follette was the elected govenor. The progressive movement relates directly to La Follette because it was completely based on his idea of the "Wisconsin Idea". It included things such as employment of technical experts for public service, opposition to political bosses, railroad regulation, and tax reform, direct primary nomination.
    source: http://www.aoc.gov/cc/art/nsh/lafollette.cfm
  • Debs nomination of United States President

    Debs nomination of United States President
    Debs created the American Railroad Union (ARU) which over time grew to be a very large union. Debs was sent to jail and during this time he developed ideas of socialism.When he was released, he made a speech which made him the nominee for presidency for the socialist party. Debs was elected president and did many things to change the country. Debs socialist ideas and opinions led to reform during the Progressive era
    source:http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAdebs.htm
  • More women enrolled in college

    More women enrolled in college
    Bu 1900, the number of women enrolled in college increased greatly. This shows how much progress had happened, and the amount of progress that would take place during the rest of the progressive era would continue to grow.
    source: textbook
  • H.G. Wells writes with Darwinistic characteristics

    H.G. Wells writes with Darwinistic characteristics
    wells</a>Wells was a noted scientific fiction author, writing many books including "Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought". He beleived Darwins ideas and wrote books supporting his theories. He believed that people under a certain intelligence should not reproduce, because we should create our species to thrive. He was the father of the Progressive Movement and pushed for change with his uncharacteristic ideas of the time period.
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    Teddy Roosevelt Square deal

  • Muckraking School opened

    Muckraking School opened
    The book "Tweed Days in Saint Louis" was written by Steffens and Wetmore. This book triggered the opening of the first muckraking school. Muckrakers were very important during this time period because they were the people that really strived for and pushed for reform.
    source: textbook
  • Thomas Nast, a muckraker, dies of yellow fever

    Thomas Nast, a muckraker, dies of yellow fever
    Thomas Nast used cartoons to attack the government, including trade unions and the catholic church. His work was controversial.He was appointed U.S. consul in Ecuador by Roosevelt, however it was only because he was financially deprived.
    source:http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAnast.htm
  • Public Service Reform Installed

    Public Service Reform Installed
    The Pure Food and Drug act was installed as a mean of public service reformed. This helped the citizens by guarenteeing that all food and medicine sold, manufactured, and transported contained no harmful substances. This took steps towards creating a better life for the citizens which was the goal of the Progressive era. source: textbook
  • Social Justice Reform Taken for women

    Social Justice Reform Taken for women
    Women had long, labor intensive jobs that was an injustice. Women had to work longer and harder, just because they were women. In 1903, a law was passed in order to cut their workday down to 10 hours. This law fixed a big injustice in society, and connects to the progressive movement because it made life better for women.
    source: textbook
  • Industrial Workers of the World Created

    Industrial Workers of the World Created
    This was a union that was created in order to look out for the best interest of the workers. William D. Haywood was the main founder of this union. It was made for unskilled workers, and didn't discriminate against immigrants.
    This was related to the progressive era because it took the interests of the workers into mind and it tried to better the conditions. It worked towards reform, which was the whole goal of the progressive era.
    source: textbook
  • Locher vs. New York

    Locher vs. New York
    This case was an important step for the workingman. the outcome of this case led to the protection of individual rights rather then the economy. The reform in this case was important to the future of the working man and made reform to look out for individuals, which was a goal of the progressive era.
    source: http://www.enotes.com/lochner-v-new-york-reference/lochner-v-new-york
  • Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle"

    Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle"
    Upton Sinclair was mainly known for his role as an author. He wrote "The Jungle" which is a book that revealed revolting details about the meat industry of the time. It told about how diseased cows were used for meat, how rats were stuffed into sausage makers, and how all the inpectors were bribed to turn the other way when they came in for inspection.
    This is connected to progressivism because it led to the creation of The Pure Food and Drug Act.
    source: textbook
  • Charles Evans Hughes because republican govenor of New york

    Charles Evans Hughes because republican govenor of New york
    Hughes was heavily involved in government for most of his life. He was the govenor of NY from 1907-1910.He became Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and served from 1910-1916, he was the Republican Presidential candidate in 1916, Secretary of State from 1921-25, and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1930-41. He led the progressive movement by modernizing government and enhancing their power.
    source:http://conservapedia.com/Charles_Evans_Hughes
  • William Jennings Bryan Political loss

    William Jennings Bryan Political loss
    Bryan was nominated to be president for the third time, but lost to William Howard Taft. He was in congress for two terms, but never became president. In 1901, he created a newspaper called "the Commoner" which ran for twelve years. Bryan recognized he would never be a president, so he aided Wilrow Wilson, and so heappointed Secretary of State, which influenced the Progressive era by aiding in the desicion of the leaders of the time.
    source: textbook
  • Creation of the NAACP

    Creation of the NAACP
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was created. This was a major advancement for society in making everyone equal. This related to the Progressive movement because it took a step towards making people equal and making society better.
    source: textbook
  • The 16th amendment was passed

    The 16th amendment was passed
    The sixteenth amendment was passed by congress, andit was ratified on February 3rd, 1913. It gave congress the right to impose a federal income tax. This is related to progressivism because the addition of an amendment means reform
    source: textbook
  • Jane Addams Published her book

    Jane Addams Published her book
    Addams published her book "Twenty Years of Hull House". This book showed her relfections of the progressive era and her opinoins on several ethical aspects, with stylings of social gospels. She was Teddy Roosevelts main supporter in the election of 1912, and founded the Woman's International League for Peace and Freedom. In 1931, she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
    source: text book
  • Hiriam Johnson joined the Lincoln-Roosevelt Party

    Hiriam Johnson joined the Lincoln-Roosevelt Party
    Hiriam Johnson created the United States Progressive Party in 1912. He was govenor between 1911-1917. He became the resumptive leader of the rogressive party in 1919 due to Roosevelts death. Johnson was always at the top of the list when it came to Progressivism and he was the one that pushed for many of the changes that happened during the time period.
    source: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAhiram.htm
  • Middleclass size increased greatly

    Middleclass size increased greatly
    By 1910, the middle class had over 10 million people in it. This shows that all of the effort and reform being made by the progressive era is working. No longer are millions of people filthy poor and struggling, more people are able to make a living and take care of their family
    source: textbook
  • Safety conditions at work made better

    Safety conditions at work made better
    safety conditions of the work place were awful, and many people got injured at work. A fire started at a workplace one day, and because the only staircase was blocked durign that fire, many people died. This even led to the bettering of safety conditions. ALthough many people had to die in the fire, many people were saved because this happened. This was a big step during the progressive era, and it helped set up a better workplace for all of the workers.
    source: textbook
  • Foundation of Society of American Indians

    Foundation of Society of American Indians
    This was a group of American Indians that united in order to gain respect. It was created by Charles Eastman, and it was the first indian rights group created by and for indians. Although their unfluence decreased in 1923, it was still a huge step for indians.
    source: textbook
  • National Child Labor Committee

    National Child Labor Committee
    This committee was used to help better the conditions of child labor. By 1912, this committee had helped better the conditions of child labor by passing laws in 39 states. This went along with the theme of the progressive era because the government of this time period strived for reform and progress.
    source: textbook
  • 17th Amendment was ratified

    17th Amendment was ratified
    This replaced the selection of the U.S. senators by the state legislatures with a provision for a direct election of senators. It was ratified on April 8th, 1913. The progressive era helped make this new ammendment because they were constantly looking for change and the want for reform helped push this amendment.
    source: textbook
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    After being in office from 1901 - 1912, he decided not to run for election again because his party followers became more conservative with their view. He went to Africa for a few years, and then came back. He ran for the progressive party as the "Bull Mose" candidate, but he lost. He did many great things for this era, including installing the Elkins act and the Hepburn Act.
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    Wilson;s New Freedom

  • Wildrow Wilson elected president

    Wildrow Wilson elected president
    Wilson served as president from 1913-1919. Wilson led progressivism by fighting for a stronger central government, labor rights, and an anti-trust legislation.
    source:http://www.shmoop.com/progressive-era-politics/woodrow-wilson.html
  • Federal Reserve System created

    Federal Reserve System created
    This system created central banking in the U.S. It was created due to panic by soceity over the suffering economy. It made reforms for society to try to produce a better life.
    source: http://www.academicamerican.com/progressive/topics/progressive.html
  • NAACP wins in court

    NAACP wins in court
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) won its first victory in the case of Quinn vs. United States. This was a big step towards progress for the black people in the United States
    source: Textbook
  • Publishing of "The Passing of the Great Race"

    Publishing of "The Passing of the Great Race"
    This book, published by Grant, was a huge disgrace to many people. The book stated that the only immigrants that were worth of "human standards" were immigrants from Europe and Northern Europe. This inspired the want for reform by immigrants, which goes along with the goal of progressivism.
    source: textbook
  • The 18th Amendment was passed

    The 18th Amendment was passed
    This amendment banned the sale, transport, and manufacture of alcohol. In 1933 it was repealed by the 21st amendment. Although it was repealed, it went along with the era by reforming what existed in order to try to better society
    source: textbook
  • The 19th amendment was ratified

    The 19th amendment was ratified
    This amendment gave women the right to vote. It stated that the right to vote will not be restricted by the U.S. government depending on the sex of the person. Unlike most amendments, it was never ratified. This is extremely important because it took a huge step of progress for women everywhere. Without this amendment, women may still not have the right to vote today.
    source: textbook