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Agrarian Discontent

Farmers were having trouble selling, and thought it was because of the shipper, but really there was too much supply.

Populist party

U.S. political party formed in 1892 representing mainly farmers, favoring free coinage of silver and government control of railroads and other monopolies


reformers who worked to stop unfair practices by businesses and improve the way grovernment works


This term applies to newspaper reporters and other writers who pointed out the social problems of the era of big business. The term was first given to them by Theodore Roosevelt.

Upton Sinclair

He wrote the book The jungle where in he graphically exposed abuses in the meatpacking history. He convinced congress to pass the pure food and drug act.

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

Roosevelt,taft and wilson

Progressive Presidents.

Teddy Roosevelt

Which president addressed the conservation of natural resources and wildlife, unsanitary conditions in meatpacking industries, monopolization and consolidation in railroad industry and unsafe drug product?

Jane Addams

the founder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes

Women's christian temperance union

This organization was dedicated to the idea of the 18th Amendment - the Amendment that banned the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol.

W.e.b du bois

fought for African American rights. Helped to found Niagra Movement in 1905 to fight for and establish equal rights. This movement later led to the establishment of the NAACP. Disagreed with Booker T Washington


Rejected Booker T. Washington's gradualism and separatism. It focused on using the courts to achieve equality and justice.


Southern society formed in 1866 to prevent freed men and women from exercising their rights and to help whites regain power; revised in the 1920's to terrorize foreigners, Catholics, Jews, etc.,

The birth of a new nation

Played a huge role in resurgence of the kkk, through its depiction of the KKK activities being herioc and commendable.

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