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aimed to restore economic opportunities and correct injustices in American life.
became an advocate for improving the lives of women and children.
the banning of alcoholic beverages, was one such program.
Journalists who wrote about the corrupt side of business and public life in mass circulation magazines during the early 20th century
studies to see just how quickly each task could be performed
Robert M. La Follette
the progressive Republican leadership
a bill originated by the people rather than lawmak- ers—on the ballot.
a vote on the initiative.
enabled voters to remove public officials from elected positions by forcing them to face another elec- tion before the end of their term if enough voters asked for it.
1913 constitutional amendment allowing American voters to directly elect US senators
In 1896, African-American women founded the National Association of Colored Women
the right to vote in political elections
Susan B. Anthony
a leading proponent of woman suffrage
the National American Woman Suffrage Association, or NAWSA
(1906), a book about sickening conditions of the meatpacking industry.
like many other readers, was nauseated by Sinclair's account.
If big business victimized workers, then President Roosevelt would see to it that the common people received what he called a Square Deal
Meat Inspection Act
dictated strict cleanliness requirements for meatpackers and created the pro- gram of federal meat inspection that was in use until it was replaced by more sophisticated techniques in the 1990s
Pure Food and Drug Act
Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, which halted the sale of contaminated
meant that some wilderness areas would be preserved while others would be developed for the common good.
the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
head of the U.S. Forest Service under President Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
to run against William Jennings Bryan, who had been nominated by the Democrats for the third time. Under the slogan "Vote for Taft this time, You can vote for Bryan any time
a compromise that only moderated the high rates of the Aldrich Bill
Bull Moose Party
The Progressive Party became known as the Bull Moose Party
candidate a reform governor of New Jersey named Woodrow Wilson
Carrie Chapman Catt
the NAWSA's president, Carrie Chapman Catt, saw victory on the horizon
Clayton Antitrust Act
of 1914, sought to strengthen the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
This "watchdog" agency was given the power to investigate possible violations of regulatory statutes, to require periodic reports from corporations
Federal Reserve System
One of Wilson's most enduring achievements, this system still serves as the basis of the nation's banking system
granting women the right to vote.
Plessy Vs. Ferguson
Supreme Court said that "seperate but equal" facilities were constitutional.."legalized" segregation
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