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What were two concerns of the Gilded Age?
1) wealthy men were enriching themselves at the public's expense
2) corruption in the government
What does the interstate commerce act do?
It forbade practices such as rebates and set up the interstate commerce commission
What did the Sherman anti-trust act do?
It prohibited businesses from trying to limit or destroy competition
Who was William Tweed otherwise known as Boss Tweed?
A boss that took corruption to extremes and cheated New York out of a lot of money
What was Theodore's attitude against big business?
He liked big business but said the government must either control bad trusts or break them up
What did president Roosevelt do about the miners on strike in Pensilvania in 1902?
He sided with the strikers and threatened to send troops in to run the mines
Why did Roosevelt support conservation?
He believed that resources should be used wisely and didn't want to waste them
What did the pure food and drug act do?
It required all food and drug makers to list all the ingredients on packages
How did Taft lose progressive support?
He signed a bill that raised tariffs and modified some conservation policies
Why did women win the rights to vote only in the western states at first?
Because in the west women worked alongside men and these states recognized their contribution
Booker T Washington
An African American who advised other African Americans to move up gradually in society
On what grounds did WEB Du Bois disagree with Booker T Washington?
WEB Du Bois did not want to accept segregation while Booker T Washington did
What was the gentlemen's agreement?
Japan would stop sending workers to the US and in exchange the US would allow Japanese women to join their husbands who were already in the country
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