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Chapter 17: The Progressive Era
This set contains all vocabulary terms discussed in chapter 17 of the American History textbook.
Terms in this set (32)
An early 20th century reform movement seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunities, and correct injustices in American life.
An advocate for improving the lives of women and children; she was appointed chief inspector of factories in Illinois after she helped win passage of the Illinois Factory Act in 1893.
The period from 1920-1933 during which the Eighteenth Amendment forbidding the manufacture and sale of alcohol was in force in the United States.
One of the magazine journalists who exposed the corrupt side of business and public life in the 1900s.
An application of scientific principles to increase efficiency in the workplace.
Robert M. La Follette
Served three terms as the governor of the state of Wisconsin before he entered the U.S. senate in 1906. He was nicknamed "Fighting Bob" because of he was effective in regulating big business in Wisconsin.
A procedure by which legislative measure can be originated by the people rather by the lawmakers.
A procedure by which a proposed legislative measure can be submitted to vote of the people.
A procedure for removing a public official from office by a vote by the people.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1913, that provides the election of U.S. senators by the people rather than by state legislatures.
The National Association of Colored Women- a social service organization founded in 1896.
The right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony
A leading proponent of women's suffrage and the co-founder of the National Women Suffrage Association (NWSA).
National American Women Suffrage Association; formed by the NWSA.
A muckraking journalist who wrote a novel that focused upon the issue of sanitation in the meat packing industry and was entitled The Jungle in 1906.
A novel written in the year of 1906 by Upton Sinclair addressing the issue of sanitation in the meat packing industry.
The President of the United States of America in the year of 1901
President Theodore Roosevelt's program of progressive reforms designed to protect the common people against big business.
Meat Inspection Act
A law, enacted in 1906, that established strict cleanliness requirements for meat-packers and created a federal meat-inspection program.
Pure Food And Drug Act
A law enacted in 1906 to halt the sale of contaminated food and drugs and to ensure truth in labeling.
The planned preservation of natural resources, involving the protection of some wilderness areas and the development of others for the common good.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People- an organization founded in 1909 to promote full racial equability.
Head of the U.S. Forestry under President Theodore Roosevelt.
William Howard Taft
The Secretary of War under President Theodore Roosevelt.
A set of of tax regulations, enacted by Congress in 1909, that failed to significantly reduce tariffs on manufactured goods.
Bull Moose Party
A name given to the Progressive Party formed to support Theodore Roosevelt's candidacy for presidency in 1912.
The Democratic candidate in the 1912 election.
Carrie Chapman Catt
Susan B. Anthony's successor as president of NAWSA and served form 1900 to 1904.
Clayton Antitrust Act
A law, enacted in 1914, that made certain monopolistic business practices illegal protected labor unions and farm organizations.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
A federal agency established in 1914 to investigate and stop unfair business practices.
Federal Reserve System
A national banking system, established in 1913, that controls the U.S money and the availability of credit in the country.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1920, that gives women the right to vote.
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