A muckraker who exposed unfair practices by big businesses.
A muckraker who showed the abuses in the meatpacking industry in a book entitled: The Jungle.
A corrupt political boss in New York City.
Robert La Follete
A "progressive" who believed that public interest should guide government actions.
Journalists who exposed corruption in the hopes that changes would be made.
A muckraker who wrote about corruption and injustice.
Influential politicians who demanded payoffs from business and helped the poor to try to win votes.
Wanted to ban the sale of alcoho
President who supported conservation (saving) of natural resources, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and the Meat Inspection Act.
Set up the Federal Trade Commission to stop companies from using unfair business practices. He also set up the Federal Reserve Act.
An African American who was a Progressive. He believed that all African Americas were entitled to equality through peaceful protest.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
These women were both important because they helped to obtain a woman's right to vote. Women in the West gained the right to vote in the west first because they had worked alongside the men settling in the western frontier.
When unqualified people were receiving government jobs.
Interstate Commerce Commission
This was in charge of the railroad industry. It enforced rules against pools and rebates.
Civil Service Commission
Set up to stop the spoils system.
A change (reform) proposed by Governor LaFollette that gave voters more power in government.
Allows the voters to remove an elected official from office.
Allows voters to propose a bill in the state legislature.
A time period when reformers wanted to improve American life in the areas of government, business, and society. Involved the direct election of senators, graduated income tax, and the use of primaries.
Teddy Roosevelt's plan which meant equal opportunity for all Americans.
These elections were held in order to allow voters to choose party candidates for elected offices.
Sherman Anti-trust Act
Passed in 1890. Was used to stop labor unions rather than going after trusts and monopolies.
Northern Securities Case
Case which broke up a trust and opened the door to breaking up other trusts. It helped to better enforce the Sherman Anti-trust Act.
The act that ended rebates.
Clayton Anti-trust Act
This act resulted in major victories for labor unions.
Meat Inspection Act
This act was passed as a result of the book the Jungle. Meat packing plants were inspected to ensure that meat was prepared in a sanitary environment.
Banned the sale of alcohol in America
Gave all women the right to vote.