The Progressive Era

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  • Jacob Riis

    Jacob Riis
    Jacob Riis was the author of the book "How the Other Half Lives" he was fighting against the Living conditions of the urban poor; and he specificly focused on tenements. Also he ended up getting New York City to pass building codes to promote safety and health.
  • Jane Adams

    Jane Adams
    <a href='http://' >Jane adams </a Jane Addams is remembered primarly as a founder of the Settlement House Movement. She is also the first women to win the noble peace prize. She was known as a selfless person who always gave to the poor. She was a memeber of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and many other groups. Adams founded the settlement house movement through the establishment of Hull House in Chicago, Illinois.
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    Progressive Era

    The progressive era a response to political and corporate abuses around the Twentieth Century. Religious groups, members of the press, and radical political groups all cried out for reform, with solutions ranging from subtle reforms of the American capitalist economy, to a call for the creation of a socialist government.
  • Robert La Follette

    Robert La Follette
    Robert La Follette fought for government uncorrupted by business influence. Follette noted that economy is dominated by fewer than 100 men, all of whom were controlled by J. P. Morgan and Standard Oil investment banking groups. In 1891 he was elected as a republican for the congress.
  • Secret Ballot Reform

    The secret ballot reform was privacy at the ballot box ensures that citizens can cast votes without party bosses knowing how they voted.
  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    Debs was elected the first president of the American Railway Union in 1983. He was an great leader of the labor movement. Debs opposed Woodrow Wilson as the Socialist Party candidate in the 1912 Presidential Election.After he lead the American Railway Union in a confrontation with federal troops sent to break up the Pullman strike of 1894.
  • Corrupt practices reform

    Corrupt practices reform
    The corrupt practice refrom was a restrict on companies trading outside of the country. Also it was to prevent companies from bribing foreign officials to receive new or continuing business from those officials' countries. Also the Corrupt Practices Act specified how much money candidates could spend during election time and banned such activities as the buying of food or drink for voters. The Corrupt Practices Act even stated the number of conveyances that could be used for bringing voter
  • Ida B Wells

    Ida B Wells
    Ida B wells was the author of "A Red Record" and fought against racism by providing statistics on the lynching of African-Americans. She eventually got the NAACP to join the fight for Federal anti-lynching legislation.
  • H.G Welles

    H.G Welles
    H.G Welles was the author of the book "The War of the Worlds" he was a very succesful author as well as socialist. Other then the "War of the Worlds" his most famous books were "The Time Machine" one of the first modern science fiction stories, "The Invisible Man".
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan was elected twice to congress in 1890 and 1892. Bryan became the first candidate to really seek voter support. He traveled thousands of miles by train and delivered hundreds of speeches. Another fact about Bryan is that His influence grew rapidly, due largely to his strong advocacy of free silver, opposition to high protective tariffs and oratorical skills.
  • W.E.B.DuBois

    W.E.B.DuBois was the founder of the NAACP, and a Harvard-educated professor who focused on the need for a traditional liberal arts education for African-Americans who could then insist upon equal treatment and rights from white society. The The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP was a civil rights organization for ethnic minorities in the united States.
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    Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt was the president of the united states for about nine years. During this timespan him and his wife Edith Carow had six kids. He started the construction of the panama cannal. In 1906 he won the noble peace prize.
  • Frank Norris

    Frank Norris
    Frank Norris was anoter progresive era author who wrote "The Octopus" in 1901 that was a fictional book that exposed monopolistic railroad practices in California. He inspired the Northern Securities to sue the U.S in the Northern Securities v. U.S. case in 1904 which ending up with the holding company controlling railroads in the Northwest was broken up.
  • Public Service Reform

    The public service refrom was a doctrine that stated that local instituitons must be greater and better. Also it created a limited merit-based civil service system with tenure for qualified employees regardless of political affiliation. z
  • Booker T.Washinton

    Booker T.Washinton
    Booker T.Washington was a former slave who founded the Tuskegee Institute that focused on teaching African-Americans trade skills to earn a living and gain the trust of white society.
  • Social Justice Reform

    The social Justice Reform was an immense social and political upheaval which changed forever the expectations of the role government would play in American society. It also was a combinations of the protestant middle class and the greed of the upper class and the native middle class had diffrent views on the refroms.
  • Lincoln Steffans

    Lincoln Steffans
    Wrote the "Shame of the Cities ' Which examined political corruption in cities across the United States. He eventually got cities to began to use city commissions and city managers.
  • Ida Tarbell

    Ida Tarbell
    Ida Tarbell wrote the article "History of Standard Oil Company" in McClure's Magazine. She exposed the ruthless tactics of the Standard Oil Company through a series of articles published McClure's Magazine. She eventully inspired the Standard Oil company case in which the company was declared a monopoly and broken up.
  • Business Reform

    The business reform was a lot of things in one. It was the change in foreign trading. As well as taxes on diffrent things in the business. One major factor was the Federal Trade Act
    of 1914 which Established the Federal Trade Commission, charged with investigating unfair business practices including monopolistic activity and inaccurate product labeling.
  • Labor Reform

    Labor Reform
    The labor refrom was the fight against children labor and harsh labor conditions. The labor refrom ended up with the legas system creating the child labor laws. In fact In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson approved and signed into law the "Tax on Employment of Child Labor." This placed a ten percent tax on net profits of businesses that employed children under age fourteen or made them work more than eight hours a day, six days a week.
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    Upton sinclair was a famous author from New York City who invtestgated dangerous working conditions and unsafe as well as unsanatairy working procedures in the meat-packing industry. His title of his book was called "The Jungle". He had a major part in fighint for this cause infact in 1906 the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act were passed.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Required that companies accurately label the ingredients contained in processed food items.
  • Charles Evens Hughes

    Charles Evens Hughes
    In 1910 president William Taft appointed Hughes as a member of the supreme court. He would resign six years later to become the republican canidate in the 1916 elections he would later lose the election to Woodrow Wilson in 1930 President Herbert Hoover appointed him cheif of justice in the supreme court.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson was a former governor of new jersey and later would become the president the united states in 1912 after beating out Theodore Roosevelt. He wrote a famous book called "The New Freedom" which included the changing of the tariff, the revising of the banking system, the checking of monopolies and fraudulent advertising.
  • Hiram Johnson

    Hiram Johnson
    Hiram Johnson was a former republican governer of California in 1910. Following his seat as a governer he ran for precidency in 1912.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The 16th Amendment gave the goverment the right to tax peoples income. The 16th amendment gave the congress to have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes. Also from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The 17th amendment made it so voters votes were casted directly on their vote for senators. Before that the state legislature would vote on who the senators would be.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    The Federal Reserve act created 12 district Federal Reserve Banks, each able to issue new currency and loan member banks funds at the prime interest rate, as established by the Federal Reserve Board.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    The Clayton Antitrust Act
    of 1914strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act by outlawing the creation of a monopoly through any means, and stated that unions were not subject to antitrust legislation.
  • MargaretSanger

    Margaret Sanger was a women that educated the urban poor about the benefits of family planning through birth control. She founded the organization that became Planned Parenthood.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment made alcoholic beverages illigal to drink and own. Also it gave power to congress and several other states to enforce this law
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The progressive helped fight to reform which had included the womens sufferage movement.