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belief that assimilating immigrants American society would make them more loyal citizens
organization formed in 1913 to defend Jews against physical and verbal attacks and false statements
Clayton Anti-Trust Act
1914 law that strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act.
an election in which citizens themselves vote to select nominees for upcoming elections
Federal Reserve Act
law that placed national banks under control of a Federal Reserve Board, which operated regional banks that hold the reserve funds from commercial banks, set interest rates, and supervises commercial banks
a reform that gave people the power to put a proposed new law directly on the ballot in the next election by collecting citizen's signatures on a petition
Meat Inspection Act
law that empowered the federal government to inspect meat sold across state lines and required federal inspection of meat processing plants
Journalists who were 'fascinated' with the ugly side of things - dramatized the need for reform
organized groups of Mexican Americans that make loans and provide legal assistance to other members of their community
organization whose goal was to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
National Reclamation Act
law that gave the federal government power to decide where and how water would be distributed through the building and management of dams
to work for women's suffrage in the United States. It was created by the merger of two existing organizations, the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA).
American organization founded in 1899 to fight for the welfare of consumers and workers who had little voice or power in the marketplace and workplace.
Woodrow Wilson's plan to place government controls on corporations in order to benefit small businesses
political philosophy of Theodore Roosevelt, an espousal of active federal intervention to promote social justice and the economic welfare of the underprivileged; its precepts were strongly influenced by Herbert Croly's The Promise of American Life
group of African american thinkers founded in 1905 that pushed for immediate radical reforms - education and voting practices
political party that emerged from Roosevelt battle that split the Republican Party
a movement/group of people that wanted to get rid of corrupt government officials and respond to people's needs. It consisted of middle-class people (mainly women) who used modern ideas
Pure Food and Drug Act
law that allowed federal inspection of food and medicine, banned the interstate shipment and sale of impure food and the mislabeling of food and drugs
reform that gave voters the power to remove public servants from office before their terms ended
another reform that allowed citizens to approve or reject laws passed by legislature
blended ideas from German Socialism & American Progressivism - created by Walter Rauschenbusch
program of reforms to keep the wealthy and powerful from taking advantage of small business owners and the poor.
(WCTU) aimed at stopping alcohol abuse and the problems caused by it
network of churches and clubs that set up employment agencies and relief efforts to help African Americans get settled and find work in cities
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