Unit 4 Timeline by Gelyana Oraha

  • Erdman Act

    Erdman Act
    The Erdman Acyt prohibited discrimination against railroad workers because of union membership and provided for mediation of railway labor disputes. In 1908, Adair vs. United States Supreme Court declared section 10 unconstitutional because it demanded that certain workers were forbidden to join unions. (This is legislative category).
  • National Consumers' League

    National Consumers' League
    The National Consumers' League was established by social and political reformer Florence Kelley (1859-1932) fighting against 'sweatshops'.One of Kelley's main purposes was to get rid of sweatshops because they were extremely unsafe for workers and an unhealthy environment for the products being made inside the sweatshops which then put the consumers at risk, as well. (This is a social change).
  • Socialist Party of America

    Socialist Party of America
    During the Progressive Era, many Americans supported and spread the idea of Socialism for the people which would potentially stabilize income and equality for the citizens. The Socialist mainly attempted to reform American economical policies and end capitalism. (Social change).
  • Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902

    Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902
    The Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902 was one of Americas largest industrial strikes and saw President Roosevelt act as a mediator. Workers in the coal mines went on a lengthy strike that lasted from summer into fall, which caused some public schools to shut down due to lack of coal for heating resources. (This is a social change).
  • The Black Hand-The Mafia

    The Black Hand-The Mafia
    At the opening of the twentieth century, over 655,888 immigrants arrived in the United States, many of Italian background, hoping to earn money, buy land and start a new life in the states. However, their American didn't turn out quite as expected and many individuals of the Little Italy communities turned to a life of crime out of desperation. TV and motion pictures idolized the gangster ego and shaped how gangs in reality opportated. The gangs were businesses. (Social change).
  • The Jungle

    The Jungle
    Upton Sinclair's The Jungle caused much controversy in America during the Progressive Era. The book focuses on the tragic events of a Lithuanian immigrant family who arrives in the U.S. to capture the opportunites they believed the country would provide, but end up find up finding a life of depression. The Jungle calls out the poor working conditions of the meat packing industry in Chicago and later sparks the creation of the 1906 Meat Inpection Act. (Social changes).
  • Meat Inspection Act of 1906

    Meat Inspection Act of 1906
    In responce to Upton Sinclair's the Jungle, the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 was passed in Congress to address the conditions of meat distributed to Americans and the working environment of immigrant employees. During this period, it was common for people to experience food posioning and become a "tampered package" which effected their abilities to work. (Legislative and constitutional).
  • Teddy Roosevelt as President

    Teddy Roosevelt as President
    Under Theodore Roosevelt's presidency (1901-1909) and his Square Deal, several Progressive reforms for the American public were outlined, the number of national parks doubled, and 50 wildlife santuaries were established. Roosevelt stepped into power after President William McKinley's, a strong advocate for expansionism, assessination. He was popular among the people rather than political figures because of his social push for change in the working class and immigrant communities. (Social change)
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    Wildrow Wilson, whose precidency reigned from 1913 to 1919, led a progressivism movement by fighting for a stronger central government, labor rights, and an anti-trust legislation. When President Wilson was elected, he persuaded Congress to level the playing field for relations between national and states' governments. (Legislative).
  • The 19th Ammendment

    The 19th Ammendment
    After 70 years of a culmination of protest by unmarried woman suffragists, the 19th Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote and was adopted into the U.S. Constitution. During the 20th century, women's role changed in American society from upkeeping the house to becoming a part of the industrial revolution. Women worked more, broadened their education and gave birth to fewer children. Women became an active part in moving America forward. (Constitutional Amendment).