This & That of the Progressive Era by Savannah Ruiz

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    Progressive Era Events

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act was the first Federal Act that outlawed monopolistic business practices, the first measure passed by the United States Congress to prohibit Trusts. This event was a Legislation event during the Progressive Era. The Progressives demanded that states pass Anti-Trust Laws to make monopolies illegal and regulated the rates charged for goods.This event was a legislation event. Legislation event!!
  • President Theodore Roosevelt

    President Theodore Roosevelt
    President Teddy Roosevelt served his term from 1901-1909 as teh 26th President of the United States. Roosevelt strongly supported the conservation movement, pushing the use of natural resources. He expanded the use of national parks and national forests Roosevelt highly promoted the Square Deal, which reflected three major goals, conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. This event is all three, social change event, legislation event, amendment event.
  • Newlands Reclamaion Act

    Newlands Reclamaion Act
    The Newlands Reclamation Act also callethe United States Reclamation Act gave the federal government the ability to commision water diversion, retention and transmission. This Act was a legislation act that was supported by the progressives as it encouraged homesteaders to inhabit lands that were useless without big irragation works, these lands were acquired at a cheap price as long as the buyer assumed the irragation cost and lived on the land for at least five years.Legislation event.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    The Pure Food and Drug Act also know as the Meat Inspection Act was created in response to the scandals in the meat packing industry that were widely exposed in the Upton Sinclair's book "The Jungle". This act was a great social change that gave the government great powers to to ensure the safety and efficency of meat and drug production and laid the foundation for the nations first consumer protection agency, the Food and Drug Administration. Social Changes Event
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    The 16th Amendment gave the federal government the power to collect income tax based on a person's income instead of using the population of each state to determine the tax. The Progressive movement highly supported this amendment because it did away with apportionment and made it easier on those who did not make very much money. Constitutional Amendment event.
  • President Woodrow Wilson

    President Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, a leader of the Progressive Movement, One of Wilson's greatest accomplishments was the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, this Act put the banking system under governmental supervision, loosening Wall Streets's grip on the nations finances. Legislation event.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The 17th Amendment was ratified in 1913 under the Woodrow Wilson presidency. This amendment changed how senators were elected. Instead of being elected by state legislative the would be elected by popular vote in each state. This was highly supported by the Progressive ideals because it gave power back to the voters as is established a direct election of senators. Constitutional Amendment event.
  • National Park Service

    National Park Service
    President Woodrow Wilson established the National Park Service in 1916 to consolidate management of the United States federal parklands under one agency. The National Park Service perserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration for future generations. This event was both a legislative and social progressive event that highly benefited the country. Legislation and Social Changes event.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th amendment was ratified in January of 1919 and went into effect January of 1920, this amendment reflected the Progressives' faith in the federal governments ability to fix social problems by outlawing the manufacturing, transportation, and consumption of alcohol. Progressives believed alcohol was the root of all problems and if it was removed all would be well. Constitutional Amendment event.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The 19th amemdment was ratified August 18, 1920 and gave women the right to vote. The 19th amendment was a key progressive reform. The women's suffrage movement was a decade long fight to win the vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformer nearly 100 years to win this fight. Constitutional Amendment event.