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Thomas Nast
Political muckraking cartoonist, refused bribes to stop criticism
Ida Tarbell
Muckraking journalist whose "History of Standard Oil Company" exposed Rockefeller's unfair and often ruthless business practices
Frank Norris
Muckraking author whose 1901 novel, The Octopus, exposed corruption in railroad practices
Booker T. Washington
African American leader; founded Tuskegee Institute; urged vocational training as the way for African Americans to gain racial equality
W.E.B. DuBois
African American civil rights leader, co founder of NAACP, pressed for civil and political, as well as economic equality for African Americans
Marcus Garvey
Jamaican-born leader who enhanced African American pride despite his failed migration plans, believed in the "Back to Africa" movement, radical
Ida Wells-Barnett
African-American journalist and activist who mounted a national anti-lynching campaign.
NAACP
founded in 1909 to work for racial equality, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Initiative
A procedure by which voters can propose a law or a constitutional amendment.
Referendum
The practice of letting voters accept or reject measures proposed by the legislature
Recall
A procedure for submitting to popular vote the removal of officials from office before the end of their term.
Direct Primary
An election in which party members select people to run in the general election.
Environmental Conservation
All the ways in which we protect nature and reverse the damage caused to the natural environment.
Northern Securities v. US
Supreme Court case that ruled against railroad companies that had formed a monopoly, used the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Graduated Income Tax
A tax system in which people with more money pay a higher rate of taxes.
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