The Progressive Era (1896–1932)

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  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    He was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    He was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer, and editor.
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    It was founded as an idea for a school for African Americans in the city of Tuskegee actually began two years prior
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    A federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    A federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry and particularly monopolistic practices.
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    The Hull House became a central gathering place and allowed reformer Jane Addams to help many immigrants in its Chicago neighborhood.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    An antitrust law prescribes the rule of free competition among those engaged in commerce.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    Apr 13, 1896 – May 18, 1896
    A landmark decision of the Supreme Court in which they ruled the racial segregation laws and did not violate the U.S. Constitution
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    25th President of the US. He was shot on the grounds of the
    Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
  • Coal Miner Strike

    Coal Miner Strike
    May 12, 1902 - October 23, 1902
    It was a strike by the Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil"

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil"
    The History of the Standard Oil Company is credited with the breakup of Standard Oil when the Supreme Court found the company to be violating the Sherman Antitrust Act.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    The Niagara Movement was a black civil rights organization founded in 1905 by a group of activists – many of whom were among the vanguard of African-American lawyers in the US
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    The Jungle is a novel by the journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. It portrays the harsh conditions and terrible lives of immigrants in the US, Chicago and similar industrialized cities
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    Established the first national historic preservation policy for the United States
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    Prohibited the sale of adulterated or misbranded livestock and derived products as food
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act was the first of a series of significant consumer protection laws which was enacted by Congress in the 20th century and led to the creation of the FDA.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    Was a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court. Women were provided by state mandate lesser work hours than allotted to men.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Taft carried 23% of the national vote and won two states. Vermont and Utah, He was the first Republican to lose the Northern states.
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor
  • Muckrackers

    Was any of a group of American writers identified with Pre-WW1 reform and exposé writing.
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    Colloquially, the Urban League was often called the “State Department” of African-American affairs, while the NAACP was known as the “War Department.”
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    A factory fire in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City,
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    It was implemented to establish economic stability in the U.S. by introducing a central bank to oversee monetary policy.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    The Underwood Tariff or the Underwood-Simmons Act, re-established a federal income tax in the United States and substantially lowered tariff rates.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s-Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s-Square Deal
    Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program reflected on three major goals: conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    Its' a cabinet-level department of the U.S. government, responsible for occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, unemployment benefits, reemployment services, and occasionally, economic statistics.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    The Act was signed into law by US President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 and outlaws unfair methods of competition and unfair acts or practices that affect commerce
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    The newly created Federal Trade Commission enforced the Clayton Antitrust Act and prevented unfair methods of competition
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    type of combat in which the opposing sides attack, counterattack, and defend from relatively permanent systems of trenches dug into the ground.
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation
    Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine in director D.W. Griffith's controversial Civil War epic.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    a German U-boat torpedoed the British-owned luxury steamship Lusitania, killing 1,195 people including 128 Americans, according to the Library of Congress.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to send U.S. troops into battle against Germany in World War I
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    prohibited obtaining information, recording pictures, or copying descriptions
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    a United States Supreme Court decision in which the Court struck down a federal law regulating child labor.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing”
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends.
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    a proposal made by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in a speech before Congress on January 8, 1918
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquours
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    The Paris Peace Conference convened in January 1919 at Versailles just outside Paris.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    On July 10, 1919, the president of the United States, for the first time since 1789, personally delivered a treaty to the Senate.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    Wilson had intended to seek a third term in office but suffered a severe stroke in October 1919 that left him incapacitated.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Women got the Right to Vote
  • Rise of KKK (early 20th century)

    Rise of KKK (early 20th century)
    Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    the first worldwide intergovernmental organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace.