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Chapter 17: The Progressive Era
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Reforms that aimed to restore economic opportunities and correct injustices in American Life.
A woman who became and advocate for improving the lives of women and children. Appointed chief inspector of factories for Illinois.
Illinois Factory Act
prohibited child labor and limited women's working hours; became a model for other states.
The banning of alcoholic beverages. Many reform movements (The temperance movement) pushed for this.
Journalists who wrote about the corrupt side of business and public life in mass circulation magazines during the 20th Century
studies to see just how quick each task could be performed.
Robert M. La Follete
Progressive Republican who in Wisconsin, led the way in regulating big business. He made the railroad industry a major target.
a bill originated by the people rather than the lawmakers- on the ballot. (Marlboro High School pushing for cross-walks)
A vote on the Initiative
Enabled voters to remove public officials from elected positions by forcing them to face another election before the end of their term if enough voters ask for it.
Direct election of senators.
(National Association of Colored Women) founded in 1986, by merging two earlier organizations.
Susan B. Anthony
A leading proponent of women suffrage.
The right to vote.
A muckraking journalist who did research for a novel in 1904 focusing on human condition in stockyards of Chicago.
Book written by Sinclair focusing on the conditions of the meatpacking industry.
Roosevelt Administration name
Meat Inspection Act
Dictated strict cleanliness for meatpackers and created the program of federal meat inspection.
Pure food and Drug Act
Halted the sale of contaminated foods and medicines and called for truth in labeling.
Roosevelt and Pinchot preserved areas and made them into National Parks.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Wanted Equality for All Races.
Head of U.S. Forest Service under President Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Roosevelt handpicked his Secretary Of War, William Howard Taft to run for President
A compromise that only moderated the high rates of the Aldrich Bill
Bull Moose Party
Another name for the Progressive Party and name used for when Roosevelt ran again against Taft.
A reform governor of New Jersey who became President. (Democratic)
Hepburn Act of 1906
Strictly limited the distribution of free passes, a common form of bribery, Also ICC Power to set maximum railroad rates.
Clayton Antitrust Act1914
Sought to strengthen the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Agency that was to investigate possible violations of regulatory states, to require periodic reports from corporations, and to put an end to unfair business practices.
Carrie Chapman Catt
called an emergency suffrage convention in September 1916, and invited President
Wilson, who cautiously supported suffrage.
Federal Reserve System
Basis of the Nation's banking system.
Granted Women the Right to Vote in 1919.
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