Chapter 4 - Progressivism

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Muckraker

a writer who dramatized the need for reform

Lincoln Steffens

wrote about the abuses of government

Jacob Riis

wrote about the terrible housing conditions

Upton SInclair

wrote about the horrors of the meat industry

John Muir

influenced Theodore Roosevelt's policies on the environment

Clayton Anti-Trust Act

strengthened laws against monopolies

Federal Reserve Act

placed banks under control of the government

National Reclamation Act

controlled water distribution in the Soutwest

Federal Trade Commission

Monitor business practices that lead to monopolies

Hepburn Act

gave the ICC strong enforcement powers

Nineteenth Amendment

declared voting would no longer be determined by gender

Lattimer Mine Massacre

an incident in PA that serves as an example to teh violence of a labor dispute.

Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act

placed controls on the meat packing industry

Suffrage

the right to vote; usually referred to as the 19th Amendment giving voting rights to women.

Alice Paul and Carrie Catt

Two women responsible for the passage of the 19th Amendment

Sherman Anti-Trust Act

law passed to outlaw monopolies

Square Deal

TR's plan for giving Americans a fair shot at life

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