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system that includes most government jobs, except elected positions, the judiciary, and the military
Civil Service Commission
to fill government jobs based on merit, awarding jobs to those with the highest scores on civil services exams
appointing commissions to solve problems & adopting a primary run by state government officials
idea that everyone from farmers and consumers to workers and owners should have the same opportunity to succeed
wrote The Jungle, a novel that exposed poor working conditions for laborers & gruesome details of the sausage-making process - helped lead to passing of the Pure Food & Drug Act
William H. Taft
quiet, cautious & wary of power; despite his strong Progressive policy record, he lost Progressive support
brilliant scholar, cautious reformer; New Freedom Program - which resulted in Clayton Antitrust Act & Federal Reserve Act
Clayton Antitrust Act
banned some business practices that limited competition & stopped antitrust laws from being used against unions
Federal Reserve Act
set up a system of federal banks and gave the government the power to raise and lower interest rates and control the money supply
Federal Trade Commission
had power to investigate companies and order them to stop using unfair practices to destroy competitors
National Woman Suffrage Association
group that pushed for a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote
suffragist; met with President Wilson & gained his support for amendment to give women right to vote
Booker T. Washington
founded Tuskegee Institute; believed blacks should learn a trade & move up in society - if they had ability to earn money they would then have $ to demand equality
W.E.B. Du Bois
helped found NAACP ; belived in blacks' need patience and industrial traning but that they should not accept segregation and continue to fight discrimination
NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
group of blacks & whites that worked for equal rights for African Americans
mutual aid groups formed by barrios that pooled money to assist their community (pay insurance; obtain legal advice; help the sick and needy)
reached by Roosevelt where Japan would stop any more workers from going to the US & in exchange, the US would allow Japanese women to join their husbands who were already in the country
formed by American Jews to promote understanding and fight prejudice against Jews
Efforts to Control Big Business
Federal Trade Commission; Interstate Commerce Commission; Sherman Antitrust Act
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