Mini Unit 2.5: Mass Culture & Progressivism
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Tax on voting. Used to discourage African Americans from voting during the Jim Crow era. Also used to exclude poor whites.
A clause in registration laws allowing people who do not meet registration requirements to vote if they or their ancestors had voted before 1867.
Plessy v. Ferguson
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal
A system in which workers are bound in servitude until their debts are paid to their employer
An aspect of the later Industrial Revolution; decreased time at work and offered opportunities for new forms of leisure time, such as vacation trips and team sports.
a culture that views the consumption of large quantities of goods as beneficial to the economy and a source of personal happiness
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
The movement in the late 1800s to end corruption in government and business, and worked to bring equal rights of women and other groups that had been left behind during the industrial revolution.
the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by the 18th amendment
the right of women to vote made possible by the 19th amendment in 1920
Settlement house Movement
Creation of places that offered social services to urban poor - often food, shelter, and basic higher education - Hull House was most famous
Journalists of the Progressive era who attempted to expose the evils of government and big business. Many wrote of the corruption of city and state political machines + factory and living conditions of workers