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Famous Muckrakers Reform Laws
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These were authors that wrote books about Big Business practices and working conditions with in the companies.
Ida Tarbell 1904
Aurthor of: "The History of the Standard Oil Company." Focused on the monopolies
Activist and co-founder of one of the best known settlement houses, Hull House in Chicago (1889), and recipient of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in the peace movement.
Organizations that helped immigrants in cases of sickness, unemployment, and death.
Fredrick Law Olmsted
a landscape architect who spearheaded the movement for planned urban parks
A settlement house started by Jane Addams in Chicago to house, feed, and educate the poor.
New York Tenement Act of 1901
this law forced landlords to install lighting in public hallways and to provide at least one toilet for every two families
Education and women's rights reformer, she worked with Jane Addams toward the same purpose
A movement emphasizing the application of Christian principles to social problems.
A system of metal money used in a country.
Occupation that even during the 1920's did not share in the prosperity of the decade.
Jacob Riis 1890
-author, published articles on tenement life, photos, his articles and photos were combined and published in the bestselling book How the Other Half Lives. He was a 'muckraker
Lincoln Steffens 1904
The Shame of the Cities. Showed the suffering of immigrants. Promoted immigrant reform.
Series of progressive reforms introduced in the early 1900s by Wisconsin Gov. Robert La Follette.
Lowered Railroad rates increased railway traffric.
Benefit owners and customers.
Gave congress the right to collect income taxes - provided way to fund reforms passed by federal gov't
Senate- two senators from each state ,elected by people, six years, each senator have one vote.
17th Admendment- gave voters, rather that legislators the power to directly vote for U.S senators and the private ballot.
Goal of progressives to protected workers- wanted to stop child labor, limit working hours, and gain workers' compensation; laws which regulated how workers could be paid and treated
Bill in New York that required light, ventilation, & toilet facilities in public housing
requires manufacturers to conduct a "reasonable testing program" to ensure that their products conform to established safety standards.
Movement grew out of progressives' belief that cleaner cities would produce better citizens
Interstate Commerce Act
(1887) A five member board that monitors the business operation of carriers transporting goods and people between states.
Political machine in New York, headed by Boss Tweed.
United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)
Farmer organization founded by Oliver Kelley that campaigned for politicians. Were based of local granges.
Pendelton Civil Service Act
requires people to take exams for federal jobs. also made it illegal for federal workers to contribute to political campaigns.
An organization linked to a political party that often controlled local government
..., U.S. political party formed in 1892 representing mainly farmers, favoring free coinage of silver and government control of railroads and other monopolies
the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power.
William "Boss" Tweed
Corrupt New York City politician who controlled Tammany Hall-political machine, promising improved public works to immigrants and the poor in exchange for their votes.
William Jennings Bryan
1860-1925 American lawyer & Populist politician
Favored the free coinage of silver
Democratic presidential candidate in 1896 defeated by McKinley
Gave congress the right to collect income taxes.
Provided way to fund reforms passed by federal gov't
A business practice bound workers to their job until they could pay off their debt. Made illegal in 1911.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, founded in 1909 to work for racial equality
WEB DuBios 1903
1st African American sociologist, graduated from Harvard; Wrote Souls of Black Folk; concerned with issues of race and racial inequalities; co founder of NAACP
Progressive Governor of Wisconsin, brought reform to his state.
Major leader of the Progressives.
Replaced on the Progressive Party ticket by Theodore Roosevelt.
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