US History 1: Chapter 6: Progressives
|Progressive Era|| |
A time when women reformers campaigned for civil rights, children's health and welfare, and prohibition.
|Muller vs. Oregon|| |
This case became a law that established a 10 hour workday, due to evidence that showed working long hours harmed the health of people.
|Robert LaFollette|| A governor of Wisconsin in the earlier 1900's who pushed through reforms on campaign spending, transportation, railroad regulation, and civil service. |
(Chapter 6, page 175)
|Oberlin College|| |
The first college to admit women in 1833.
|Theodore Roosevelt||A president who created many reforms in education, business, and environmental concerns while in office. Specifically, he intervened in the coal strike of 1902 shortly after taking office. Before he became president, his opponents (Republican political bosses) nominated him for vice president, which had very limited powers at the time, so that he would not be able to become president. They were shocked, however, when President McKinley was assassinated, and the vice president took over as president and began his reforms.|
When a company gains complete control over an industry. President Theodore Roosevelt filed hundreds of lawsuits again these in the early 1900s.
|1905 Antiquities Act|| |
This act led to the creation of 18 national monuments during President Theodore Roosevelt's presidency.
|18th Amendment|| |
Banned the sale of alcohol in the U.S., beginning the period known as Prohibition. It was later appealed, and the sale of alcohol was again made legal.
|Liquor Smuggling|| |
Became a large operation after the 18th amendment passes, banning the making and selling of alcohol. In Detroit, Michigan, it became the second largest industry, second only to automobile manufacturing.
|Bootleggers||A slang term for liquor smugglers during the Prohibition|
|Suffrage Movement|| |
Movement to give women the right to vote. This was opposed by many groups, including business men in the liquor industry and even some church leaders.
|Susan B. Anthony|| |
A campaigner for the women's suffrage movement, she voted on Election Day in 1872, and was arrested for "knowingly, wrongfully, and unlawfully" voting for a candidate.
(Chapter 6, page 181)
|19th Amendment|| |
Gave women the right to vote (called suffrage)
|Woodrow Wilson|| Democrat who won the Presidential election of 1912 due to a split within the Republican party.|
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