A historically black land-grant institute that becomes a university in 1881
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
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
In the Hull House, Jane Adams tended children, cultural and practical training and education, for the settlement.
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act
A Federal law that banned Monopolistic business deals, practices, and behavior from major industries.
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
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
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.
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 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"
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
A 3 sectioned deal by Teddy Roosevelt established; Consumer protection, Corporate regulation, and conservationism
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 beginning of many new food safety and consumer protection laws after "The Jungle" was released
"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
The first federal act of protecting and preserving natural resources legally in the United States
Federal Meat inspection act
A federal law passed to guarantee the sanitary slaughter and processing of packaged meat
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
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
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
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
William Howard Taft wins the presidential election of 1912
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
Just hours before Woodrow Wilson took office, Taft signed the organic act to establish the department of labor
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 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 was a reformer and educator at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
This Amendment allowed men AND women to vote and said nobody will be denied voting rights by definition of sex