• Robert La Follette

    Robert La Follette
    Persuaded the federal government to introduce much needed reforms. Elected Senate in 1906. Supported the growth of trade unions.
  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    Socialist and labor leader. Organizer, American Railway Union, International Workers of the World;imprisoned for role in Pullman strike. Founded Social Democratic party; ran for president 5 times
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    The 28th president. Tried but failed to keep U.S. out of WW1. Author of League of Nations; won Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. Wrote A History of the American People in 1902
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    Became a leading progressive, president of the United States in 1901. McKinley's vice president. became president when McKinley died. Served in Cuba with "Rough Riders"
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams
    Improved services for the poor, but also learned much from their work. Created the Hull House which served as a model for others hoping to aid the poor.
  • Charles Evans Hughes

    Charles Evans Hughes
    A Republican from new York and an American Conservative. Lost to Woodrow Wilson in the 1916 election
  • Hiram Johnson

    Hiram Johnson
    Member of Lincoln-Roosevelt League, and a liberal Republican. Also a populist who implemented many important reforms.
  • H.G. Wells

    H.G. Wells
    A socialist who supported the first world war. Wrote science fiction novels.
  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    Part of the socialist party. American author and candidate for governor. Wrote a classic muckraking novel, The Jungle.
  • William Jennings Bryan

    William Jennings Bryan
    Two term congressman from Nebraska. Dominant force in the Democratic party.
  • 17th Amendment

    Authorized voters to elect their senators directly. Made it easy for bosses to control government.
  • 16th Amendment

    Authorizes a national tax based on individual income. Progressives had long supported the tax as a way to fund needed government.
  • Labor Reform

    People wanted to recieve more money for their hard labor. They also wanted better working conditions. Wanted restrictions on judges who intervened in labor disputes.
  • Corrupt Practices Reform

    Wanted to lessen the financial burden on U.S. companies doing business in foreign countries.
  • Social Justice Reform

    The idea of creating a society that is based on equality. it was made to conserve basic human rights and to treat all humans equally.
  • Public Service Reform

    Service provided by government to its citizens. people wanted to conserve their rights to recieve service from their own government
  • 18th Amendment

    Barred the manufacture, sale, or importation of alcoholic beverages. Repealed in 1933.
  • 19th Amendment

    The United States Congress granted women full voting rights.