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Progressive era

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Progressive Era
period from 1898 to 1917 when reformers won many changes to improve American life
patronge
practice of giving out government jobs as favors to loyal party workers (spoil system)
Civil Service
all government jobs except for elected positions or those in the armed forces
Sherman Anti-trust Act
act prohibiting trustsor other businesses from limitng competition
muckrakers
person who reported on currupt polititions and other problems of the cities
Hull House
settlement house set up by Jane Adams in Chicago in 1889
trustbuster
person who wanted to end all trusts
conservation
protection of natural resources
suffragists
a person who campaigned for women's rights to vote
NAACP
( National associations of the advancedment of colored people) organization formed in 1909 to work to gain equal rights for African Americans
Federal Trade Comission
allows investigations of companies so businesses stop using unfair tactics and stop killing competition
18th amendment
Prohibition; banned alcoholic beverages in the United Staes of America
19th amendment
gave women the right to vote
Civil Service Commission
government agency created by the Pendleton Act of 1883 that filled federal jobs based on merit
Pendleton Act
Passed in 1883, an Act that created a federal civil service so that hiring and promotion would be based on merit rather than patronage.
Pure Food and Drug Act
a 1906 law that requires food and drug makers to list the ingredients in their products on the package