US. Hist Semester Examination Chapter 21

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Reformer

a person who wants to improve society.

Progressives

reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by businesses and improve the way government works

Muckrakers

Journalists who attempted to find corruption or wrongdoing in industries and expose it to the public

Prohibition

the law that said alcoholic beverages could not legally be manufactured, transported, or sold in the U.S.

Suffrage

The legal right to vote, extended to African Americans by the Fifteenth Amendment, to women by the Nineteenth Amendment, and to people over the age of 18 by the Twenty-sixth Amendment.

Sweatshop

a shop or factory where workers work long hours at low wages under unhealthy conditions

Conservation

the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

Trust

a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

Racism

the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races

Jane Addams

Founded Hull House

Theodore Roosevelt

A Progressive President whom suspended the Standard Oil Company and Andrew Carnegie's Steel Monopoly , His slogan was the square deal

William Howard Taft

He Was the president known for his" Dollar Diplomacy" and was named a"trust buster"

Woodrow Wilson

The last progressive president; Formed Fed. Reserve

19th Amendment

Gave Women The right to vote

Fed. Reserve

Central Banking System

Square Deal

Roosevelt Campaign Slogan

Ida Tarbell

A Muckraker

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