objected to the annexation of the Philippines and the building of an American empire. Idealism, self-interest, racism, constitutionalism, and other reasons motivated them, but they failed to make their case; the Philippines were annexed in 1900
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
journalists who wrote about corruption in business and politics in order to bring about reform.
Coal Strike of 1902
Strike by the United Coal Workers of America, threatening to shut down the winter coal supply. Theodore Roosevelt intervened federally, and resolved the dispute
Interstate Commerce Act
1887 law passed to regulate railroad and other interstate businesses
Pure Food and Drug Act
Forbade the manufacture or sale of mislabeled or adulterated food or drugs, it gave the government broad powers to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs in order to abolish the "patent" drug trade. Still in existence as the FDA.
someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
Federal Reserve System
The country's central banking system, which is responsible for the nation's monetary policy by regulating the supply of money and interest rates
A promise Germany made to America, after Wilson threatened to sever ties, to stop sinking their ships without warning.
League of Nations
An organization of nations formed after World War I to promote cooperation and peace.
a series a government attacks on suspected radicals in the United States led by the U.S. attorney general A. Mitchell Palmer
Daylight Savings Time
when the time is modified to add more hours of daylight in the experiment
National Origins Act
Act which restricted immigration from any one nation to two percent of the number of people already in the U.S. of that national origin in 1890. Severely restricted immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, and excluded Asians entirely
Became president when Harding died. Tried to clean up scandals. Business prospered and people's wealth increased