The Progressive Era and Reform

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Progressives

-Those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society

Muckrakers

-Teddy Roosevelt's nickname for writers who uncover wrongs in politics and business

Upton Sinclair

-Wrote "The Jungle"

Jacob Riis

-Danish American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer

Ida Tarbell

-She was known as one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era

Jane Addams

-Pioneer settlement worker
-Founder of Hull House in Chicago
-Leader in woman suffrage and world peace

Florence Kelley

-Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children's rights is widely regarded today

Governor Bob LaFollette

-He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
-Was the Governor of Wisconsin
-A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
-Conservationist

The Wisconsin Idea

-Says universities should serve all the people of the state in relevant ways

Municipal

-Of or relating to a city or town or its governing body

Direct Primary

-When voters directly select the candidates who will run for office

Referendum

-A general vote by the electorate on a single political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision

Recall

-Allows voters to remove public officials from the office before next election

Initiative

-Process in which citizens can put a proposed law directly on the ballot using a petition

13th Amendment

-Freed the slaves

14th Amendment

-Granted citizenship rights to African-Americans

15th Amendment

-Gave black men the right to vote

16th Amendment

-Says Congress can impose income tax

17th Amendment

-Allows direct election of senators

18th Amendment

-Banned the manufacture and sale of alcohol

19th Amendment

-Granted women suffrage

Triangle Shirtwaist

-The deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York
-Resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history
-Caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths

John Muir

-Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States

Teddy Roosevelt

-Significant leader in the Progressive Movement
-Served as the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909)

Bull Moose Party

-Progressive Party
-A former political party in the United States
-Founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912
-Its emblem was a picture of a bull moose

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