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Someone that believes its the role of government to solve the problems of society caused by industrialization
Journalists who attempted to find corruption or wrongdoing in industries and expose it to the public
where the people vote on laws directly
Direct election of senators
Robert La Follette
1855-1925. Progressive Wisconsin Senator and Governor. Staunch supporter of the Progressive movement
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
a factory fire that killed 146 workers trapped in the building; led to new safety standard laws
Interracial organization founded in 1909 to abolish segregation and discrimination and to achieve political and civil rights for African Americans.
Co-founded the NAACP to help secure legal equality for minority citizens.
an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented the extent of lynching in the United States, and was also active in the women's rights movement and the women's suffrage movement.
Black and white reformers form NAACP - 1909
the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics
Early muckraker who exposed the political corruption in many American cities
Leading muckraking journalist whose articles documented the Standard Oil Company's abuse of power
Early 1900's muckraker who exposed social and political evils in the U.S. with his novel "How The Other Half Lives"; exposed the poor conditions of the poor tenements in NYC and Hell's Kitchen
Anthracite Coal Strike
1902 United Mine Workers of America strike in eastern Pennsylvania which threatened to cause an energy crisis requiring TR to mediate a resolution
Pure Food and Drug Act
1906 - Forbade the manufacture or sale of mislabeled or adulterated food or drugs, it gave the government broad powers to ensure the safety and efficacy of drugs in order to abolish the "patent" drug trade. Still in existence as the FDA.
government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
Election of 1912
Presidential campaign involving Taft, T. Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. Taft and Roosevelt split the Republican vote, enabling Wilson to win
Bull Moose Party (Progressive Party)
Roosevelt formed this after he lost the position to run as the Republican candidate for the 1912 election supported New Nationalism
Square Deal (3 C's)
Theodore Roosevelt's belief that business and government should work together to manage the economy
Roosevelt's domestic platform during the 1912 election accepting the power of trusts and proposing a more powerful government to regulate them
Democrat Woodrow Wilson's political slogan in the presidential campaign of 1912; Wilson wanted to improve the banking system, lower tariffs, and, by breaking up monopolies, give small businesses freedom to compete.
Federal Reserve Act
a 1913 law that set up a system of federal banks and gave government the power to control the money supply
Clayton Antitrust Act
1914 law that strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act
First Jewish Supreme Court Justice
Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages
19th Amendment (1920)
Gave women the right to vote
Amendment to the United States Constitution (1913) gave Congress the power to tax income.