The Progressive Era
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Moving forward in favor of a political philosophy of progress and reform.
Journalists who attempted to find corruption or wrongdoing in industries and expose it to the public.
Muckraker who published The Jungle, a novel that revealed gruesome details about the meat packing.
Upton Sinclair's novel that inspired federal laws regulating meat, food, and drugs.
Meat Inspection Act
a law that established strict cleanliness requirements for meat packers.
Muckraker who took pictures of child laborers to expose how bad child labor was
Using children to work in factories and businesses
Muckraking journalist who exposed the corruption of politics in his book The Shame of the Cities.
Shame of Cities
Lincoln Steffens details the corrupt deals that characterized big-city politics from Philadelphia to Minneapolis.
Documented the conditions of poor in NYC through photography.
How the Other Half Lives
A book by John Riis that told the public about the lives of the immigrants and those who live in the tenements
Activist who led progressive labor reforms for women and children.
National Consumer Leauge
Investigated the conditions in which goods were made to promote safe working conditions.
An organized campaign to eliminate alcohol consumption.
Right to vote.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
146 women killed while locked into the burning building (galvanized labor and temperance movements).
Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages.
Extended the right to vote to women in federal or state elections.
President Theodore Roosevelt's plan for reform; all Americans are entitled to an opportunity to succeed
Government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies.
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment.
First chief of the US Forest Service; manage resources for multiple use using principles of sustainability.
Pure Food and Drug Act
Halted the sale of contaminated foods and medicines and called for truth in labeling.
William H. Taft
Roosevelt ran as 3rd party candidate & split the republican vote, guaranteeing Democratic victory.
Bull Moose Party
Nickname for the new Progressive Party, which was formed to support Roosevelt in the election of 1912.
Federal Trade Commision
Established in 1914 to prevent unfair business practices and help maintain a competitive economy.
Allows the federal government to collect income tax.
Federal Reserve System
The central bank of the United States.