US History Progressive Era Unit 2

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Florence Kelley
Florence Kelley was a reformer for which cause?
Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle
Exposed the working conditions and quality of products in Chicago's meat industry
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
prompted workers' compensation laws
Political Machines
City officials who built corrupt organizations to influence voting and policies
19th Amendment
Women's suffrage
18th Amendment
Prohibition
17th Amendment
Direct election of senators
16th Amendment
Congress can levy income tax
Direct Primary
Citizens vote to select nominees for upcoming election
W.E.B Du Bois
Critic of Booker T. Washington and believed education was the way to gain civil rights
1908 Springfield Riot
Event that led to the formation of the NAACP
Women's Christian Temperance Union
Formed to protect the home and ban liquor; supported prohibition
Roosevelt ran for Presidency in 1912 because
Taft's political decisions angered Roosevelt
Progressive Party candidate in 1912
Teddy Roosevelt
Democratic Party candidate in 1912
Woodrow Wilson
Republican Party candidate in 1912
William Taft
Recall
A special election where voters decide whether or not to remove an elected official from office
Ida B. Wells
founded the National Association of Colored Women to help African American families and who muckraked about lynching in the South
The NWP and the NAWSA
Organizations that wanted women's suffrage but differed in their strategies
Federal Trade Commission
Created to monitor business practices that might lead to monopolies
Initiative
A process where citizens can propose a new law that is voted on by the public is called
Muckraker
socially conscious journalists and writers who dramatized the need for reform
Square Deal
Theodore Roosevelt's plan for fair government to help small businesses and the poor.
Teddy Roosevelt
President who established the US Forest Service and was known as a conservationist
Woodrow Wilson
President who called his reforms the "New Freedom"
Referendum
A process by which a law is passed by the legislature but is then sent to the people for a
vote to either approve or veto.
Robert LoFollette
Progressive reformer who served as a Wisconsin governor and senator
Federal Reserve Act
Law that was passed to bring national banks under control
Keating-Owens Act
Law that attempted to ban child labor but was overturned by the Supreme Court.
Urban lower class
Natural ally of political machines