1860-1935. Founder of Settlement House Movement. First American Woman to earn Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 as president of Women's Intenational League for Peace and Freedom.
Amendment to the United States Constitution (1913) gave Congress the power to tax income.
established the direct election of senators
Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages
The Act specified that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, furnish or possess any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act." It did not specifically prohibit the purchase or use of intoxicating liquors
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920) extended the right to vote to women in federal or state elections.
Carrie A. Nation
Axe-wielding psychopath, temperance movement
Sherman Antitrust Act
1890 - A federal law that committed the American government to opposing monopolies, it prohibits contracts, combinations and conspiracies in restraint of trade.
U.S v. E.C. Knight & Co.
26th President of the United States
Anthracite Coal Strike
1902 United Mine Workers of America strike in eastern Pennsylvania which threatened to cause an energy crisis requiring the federal government to intervene on the side of labor (first time)
Northern Securities v. U.S
1904....the supreme court enforced the Sherman Antitrust Act by rulling against the Northern Securities Company...
(1903) gave the Interstate Commerce Commission more power to control railroads from giving preferences to certain customers
William Howard Taft
27th president of the U.S.; he angered progressives by moving cautiously toward reforms and by supporting the Payne-Aldrich Tariff; he lost Roosevelt's support and was defeated for a second term.
Payne Aldrich Tariff
Signed by Taft in March of 1909 in contrast to campaign promises. Was supposed to lower tariff rates but Senator Nelson N. Aldrich of Rhode Island put revisions that raised tariffs. This split the Repulican party into progressives (lower tariff) and conservatives (high tariff).
American Tobacco v. U.S.
1909- An act focused on reducing prostitution by prohibiting white slavery, and banning the interstate transport of females for "immoral purposes".
Robert La Follette
The liberal canidate in the 1924 presidential election. His new progressive party called for government ownership of railroads, relief for farmers, reform of monopoly and anti-labor businesses and urged for an amendment that would limit the supreme courts ability to overturn congressional decisions.
Election of 1912
Presidential campaign involving Taft, T. Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. Taft and Roosevelt split the Republican vote, enabling Wilson to win
Progressive Bull Moose Party
created by TR, helped Wison win election
28th President of the United States, After World War I, this United States president sought to reduce the risk of war by writing the Fourteen Points that influenced the creation of the League of Nations.
Federal Reserve Act
a 1913 law that set up a system of federal banks and gave government the power to control the money supply
Clayton Antitrust Act
New antitrust legislation constructed to remedy deficiencies of the Sherman Antitrust Act, namely, it's effectiveness against labor unions
Forms of Governtment
Commission Council Manager