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Federal Reserve System
The central banking authority of the United States, which manages the nation's money supply by raising and lowering interest rates
Clayton Antitrust Act
1914 law that strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act
Federal Trade Commission
A federal agency established in 1914 to investigate and stop unfair business practices
Restrictive
Imposing limits; hindering
Lochner v. New York
Supreme Court case that decided against setting up an 8 hour work day for bakers
Muller v. Oregon
A case ruled Constitutional to set limits on the number of hours a woman could work.
Susan B. Anthony
A leader of the women's suffrage movement and the temperance movement
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Leading feminist who wrote the "Declaration of Sentiments" in 1848 and pushed for women's suffrage
Lucretia Mott
Quaker women's rights advocate who also strongly supported abolition of slavery
Alice Paul
Women's rights activist and leader of the 1910s campaign for the 19th amendment.
Suffrage
The right to vote
Seneca Falls Convention
The first national women's rights convention at which the Declaration of Sentiments was written
Nineteenth Amendment
Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed women the right to vote.
Dorothea Dix
Reformer who was a pioneer in the movement for better treatment of the mentally ill
Margaret Sanger
United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood
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