Knights of Labor
an American labor organization founded in 1869 to protect the rights of workers, all men and women allowed
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
Federation of craft labor unions lead by Samuel Gompers that arose out of dissatisfaction with the Knights of Labor
He was the creator of the American Federation of Labor. He provided a stable and unified union for skilled workers. He was tough minded president of a Cigar Making Company.
It was one of the most violent strikes in U.S. history. It was against the Homestead Steel Works, which was part of the Carnegie Steel Company, in Pennsylvania in retaliation against wage cuts. The riot was ultimately put down by Pinkerton Police and the state militia, and the violence further damaged the image of unions.
workers hired to do the jobs of striking workers until the labor dispute is resolved
led the Pullman strike and founded the American Railway Union, was later sent to jail for not stopping
an organization linked to a political party that often controlled local government
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
an 1890 law that banned the formation of trusts and monopolies in the United States
Interstate Commerce Act
a law that made a federal Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate unfair railroad practices
journalists who wrote about corruption in business and politics in order to bring about reform.
Pure Food and Drug Act
Federal statute that prohibits selling bad food and establishes meat inspection. Leads way for the Food and Drug Administration
A leading muckraker and magazine editor, she exposed the corruption of the oil industry with her 1904 work A History of Standard Oil.
muckraker who shocked the nation when he published The Jungle, a novel that revealed gruesome details about the meat packing industry in Chicago. The book was fiction but based on the things Sinclair had seen.
the founder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A pioneer in the women's suffrage movement, she helped organize the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. She later helped edit the militant feminist magazine Revolution from 1868 - 1870.
Ban on sale, manufacture, and transport of alcoholic beverages. Repealed by 21st amendment