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Chapter 17 VOCAB
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an annual tax that formerly had to be paid in some southern states by anyone wishing to vote.
exempts people from a law on the basis of previously existing circumstances
the separation of people on the basis of race
jim crow laws
laws enacted by southern state and local govts. to separate white and black people in public and private facilities
plessy vs ferguson
1896 case which supreme court ruled that the separation of races in public accommodations was legal, thus establishing "separate but equal"
reform movement seeking to return control of the govt. to the people, to restore economic opportunities, and to correct injustices
the eighteenth amendment forbade the selling and manufacturing of alcohol in the us.
magazine journalist who exposed the corrupt side of business and public life in the early 1900s
a legislative measure can be originated by the people rather than by lawmakers
a proposed legislative measure can be submitted to a vote by the people
procedure of removing a public official from office by a vote of the people
provides for the election of the u.s. senators by the people rather than by state legislatures
the right to vote
portrays the dangerous and unhealthy conditions prevalent in the meatpacking industry at that time
meat inspection act
established strict cleanliness requirements for meatpacking and created a federal meat-inspection program
roosevelt's program of progressive reforms designed to protect the common people against big business
The National Association For the Advancement for Colored People. Founded in 1909 to promote full racial equality
Clayton Antitrust Act
made certain monopolistic business practices illegal and protected rights of labor unions and farm organizations
leading muckraker who exposed unfair practices of the standard oil company
the policy of extending a nation's authority over other countries by economic, political, or military means
the use of sensational and exaggerated reporting by newspaper or magazines to attract readers
U.S warship that mysteriously exploded and sank in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, on February 15, 1898
a volunteer cavalry ragiment, comanded by Leonard Wood and Roosevelt, that served in the Spanish-American War
artificial waterway that cut through the Isthmus of Panama to provide a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific ocean
While the Monroe Doctrine said European countries should stay out of Latin America, the Roosevelt Corollary took this further to say that the United States had the right to exercise military force in Latin American countries in order to keep European countries out.
susan b anthony
A reformer of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, known especially for her advocacy of women's suffrage. She was also active in the cause of abolitionism before the Civil War.
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