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The Progressive Era

  • Tuskegee Institute becomes a university

    Tuskegee Institute becomes a university
    A historically black land-grant institute that becomes a university in 1881
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Due to a competition of job positions and opportunities from their immigration to America, Chinese immigrants were blocked from coming into certain places of work or certain parts of the country.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    Railroad services and stations under the Interstate Commerce Act are required to charge fair rates to those riding the train and then making them public.
  • Jane Adams Hull House

    Jane Adams Hull House
    In the Hull House, Jane Adams tended children, cultural and practical training and education, for the settlement.
  • The Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    A Federal law that banned Monopolistic business deals, practices, and behavior from major industries.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    After the separate train car act was enacted, African Americans were forced to sit in a less furnished and poor conditioned car away from the "Whites Only" car. This case was the debate on repealing the act.
  • President Mckinley assassination

    President Mckinley assassination
    William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz for being seen as the head of a corrupted government.
  • The Coal Miner Strike of 1902

    The Coal Miner Strike of 1902
    Mine operators did not go to a meeting to meet with the representatives of United Mine Workers of America, thus creating a controversy among the actual miners themselves, leading to them having a large strike for better conditions.
  • Muckrakers

    A Muckraker is a type of journalist who writes in a specific type of pre-WWI expose format.
  • W. E. B. Dubois

    W. E. B. Dubois
    W. E. B. Dubois was an American sociologist, historian, Civil Rights Activist, and socialist who wrote the book he was most known for, "The Souls of Black Folk"
  • Ida Tarbell "The History of Standard Oil"

    Ida Tarbell "The History of Standard Oil"
    An expose written by Ida Tarbell about the exposing of John D. Rockefeller, who ran the major oil industry at the time.
  • Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal

    Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal
    A 3 sectioned deal by Teddy Roosevelt established; Consumer protection, Corporate regulation, and conservationism
  • The Niagara Movement

    The Niagara Movement
    A social/ civil rights movement of black intellectuals calling for full political, social, and civil change for African Americans
  • The Food and Drug act of 1906

    The Food and Drug act of 1906
    The beginning of many new food safety and consumer protection laws after "The Jungle" was released
  • "The Jungle" is published

    "The Jungle" is published
    Written by Upton Sinclair, The Jungle was another expose written to expose the horrific working conditions of the meat-packing industry.
  • Roosevelt's Antiquities act

    Roosevelt's Antiquities act
    The first federal act of protecting and preserving natural resources legally in the United States
  • Federal Meat inspection act

    Federal Meat inspection act
    A federal law passed to guarantee the sanitary slaughter and processing of packaged meat
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    On this day the court decided whether a state could change/ lessen the number of hours a woman would be made to work in a single day without considering the same concept for men
  • 16th amendment

    This amendment stated that Congress has the power to give and collect taxes on incomes, without apportionment or regard census info.

    NAACP is The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and they continue to try to get full rights for African American people
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    The Urban League, which used to be known as National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, was a nonpartisan civil rights group in the early 1900s that focused on economic and social justice
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    The Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    A shirtwaist factory caught fire on March 25 in Greenwich Village Manhattan New York City, due to poor conditions and no fire extinguishing system, 146 people were killed and 78 were injured.
  • Taft wins the election

    Taft wins the election
    William Howard Taft wins the presidential election of 1912
  • Wilson is elected

    Wilson is elected
    Right after William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson was elected after winning over 40 states majority
  • Federal Reserve Act

    A federal act created by the U.S. Legislation to stabilize the U.S. economy
  • The Underwood Simmons Tariff act

    This act lowered Tariff rates from 40 to 26 percent and it reduced levies on manufactured/semi-manufactured goods
  • Department of Labor established

    Department of Labor established
    Just hours before Woodrow Wilson took office, Taft signed the organic act to establish the department of labor
  • 17th Amendment

    This amendment decided that two senators from each state would make up the U.S. Senate, as they're elected by the people
  • Federal Trade Commission

    The Federal Trade Commission protects consumers from unfair practices in the marketplace
  • Clayton Anti-trust act

    This federal act prohibited unethical corporate behavior, such as predatory/ discriminatory pricing
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare was a new strategy that began in world war I that included the digging of large winding trenches to cover a soldier or regiment from being in the line of attack against the other side.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington was a reformer and educator at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
  • The film"The Birth of a Nation" is released

    The film"The Birth of a Nation" is released
    This film "Birth of a Nation" was a silent film and America's first Blockbuster Hollywood movie
  • The Rise of the KKK

    The Rise of the KKK
    After the first Hollywood Blockbuster film "The Birth of a Nation" A man named William Joseph Simmons decided to revive the Klan after the movie depicted them as heroes, even spreading their range to Catholics, Jewish people, and those from other countries.
  • Jim Crow Laws expand/ become more inhibited

    Jim Crow Laws expand/ become more inhibited
    After the return of the KKK, Jim Crow laws continue to strive to make the lives of African Americans cruel and unfair until the late 1960's.
  • Lusitania sinks

    Lusitania sinks
    The sinking of the RMS Lusitania was historically significant to the first world war, especially the cause of America joining. Because of Germans being the reason for it's sinking, the idea of America joining the war became more and more prevalent
  • Zimmermann Telegram

    This message was a secret diplomatic nudge to Mexico from Germany to band together and destroy America if they decided to enter the war
  • Wilson calls for war

    After the Zimmermann Telegram was decoded in a U.S. embassy in Berlin, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany and thus entered America into WWI
  • The Espionage Act

    This Federal act was passed in order to prohibit any obtaining of legal documents or information pertaining to injury towards the united states
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    This court case decided that Congress was able to enforce child labor laws
  • Armistice Day

    America and the allies signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany bringing a close to the first world war
  • Wilson's Fourteen Points

    President Woodrow Wilson created a multi-step plan that showed a clear blame for Germany being the cause of the war
  • Sedition Act

    This act threatened to deport, fine, or even imprison those who seem threatening or those who publish malicious seeming media against the U.S. government during war time
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    This conference established peace between the allies, the U.S., and Germany after World War I
  • Treaty of Versailles to the Senate

    After the Versailles conference created the Treaty of Versailles, teh Senate rejected the treaty because of Woodrow Wilson's failure to listen to the objections from the Senate
  • Wilson has a stroke

    President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke in October of 1919, and it leaves him incapacitated. A doctor and his wife helped his movement, but no significant or major decisions were made at this time by them.
  • The 18th Amendment

    The 18th Amendment
    This amendment established the illegalizing of alcohol and officially began the prohibition
  • League of Nations

    A forum for leaders/ high officials of many countries to settle international disputes
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    This Amendment allowed men AND women to vote and said nobody will be denied voting rights by definition of sex