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American Vision-Chapter 18
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Robert La Follette
Progressive Wisconsin governor who pressured the state legislature to require each party to hold a direct primary
A primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office
allowed a group of citizens to introduce legislation and required the legislature to vote on it
allowed proposed legislation to be submitted to the voters for approval
allowed voters to remove an elected official from office
the legal right to vote
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1920) extended the right to vote to women in federal or state elections.
A total ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol
Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages
the idea that the government should own and operate industry for the community as a whole
led the American Socialist Party and ran as a candidate for the socialist party in 1912
Economic policy by Roosevelt that favored fair relationships between companies and workers
United Mine Workers arbitration
(UMW or UMWA) A North American labor union best known for representing coal miners
Bureau of Corporations
had the authority to investigate corporations and issue reports on their activities
1906 law that gave the government the authority to set railroad-Was intended to strengthen Interstate Commerce
Interstate Commerce Commission
a former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported goods and people between states
Meat Inspection Act
required federal inspection of meat sold and set standards of cleanliness
Pure Food and Drug Act
the act that prohibited the manufacture, sale, or shipment of impure of falsely labeled food and drugs
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
Newlands Reclamation Act
authorized the use of federal funds from public land sales to pay for irrigation and land development projects
National Park System
This system was established by Theodore Roosevelt under the Newlands Reclamation Act to preserve the natural scenery and wildlife for the American people. scenery and wildlife for the American people.
Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act
Was intended to lower tariffs but actually raised them in some situations.
An agency created during Taft's administration to fight child labor
Bull Moose Party
nickname for the new Progressive Party, which was formed to support Roosevelt in the election of 1912
reduced the average tariff on imported goods to about 30% of the value of the goods or half of what it had been in the 1890's
A tax on people's earnings
A tax graduated so that people with higher incomes pay larger fraction of their income than people with lower incomes.
Federal Reserve Act
a 1913 law that set up a system of federal banks and gave government the power to control the money supply
Federal Trade Commission
a federal agency established in 1914 to monitor businesses, they also issued cease and desist orders to those businesses involved in unfair trade practices
Clayton Antitrust Act
This put a ban on tying agreements and price discrimination
Keating-Owen Child Labor Act
prohibited children under the age of 14 from working in factories
A city's government would be divided into several departments, which would each be placed under the control of an expert commissioner
A Danish immigrant, he became a reporter who pointed out the terrible conditions of the tenement houses of the big cities where immigrants lived during the late 1800s. He wrote How The Other Half Lives in 1890.
A collection of different ideas and activities about how to fix the problems in American society
a group of crusading journalists who investigated social conditions and political corruption
NAWSA (National American Woman Suffrage Association)
Group designed to promote womens rights. Led by Alice Paul
the moderation or elimination of alcohol
Women's Christain Temperance Union
progressive women formed it in order to ban alchoholic beverages in the United States
settling a dispute by agreeing to accept the decision of an impartial outsider
muckraker who shocked the nation when he published The Jungle, a novel that revealed gruesome details about the meat packing industry in Chicago. The book was fiction but based on the things Sinclair had seen.
Speaker of the House who helped President Taft pass a tariff bill.
Taft's secretary of the interior
Roosevelt's plan which favored legislation to protect women and children in the workforce as well as those injured on the job.
Wilson's plan that supported free enterprise
1916 law that established 8 hour workday for railroad workers
Federal Farm Loan Act
Passed by president Wilson in 1916.It gave farmers the chance to get credit at low rates of interest.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Founded in 1909 to help push for political rights for African Americans as well as ending racial discrimination.
Progressive Democrat elected President in 1912
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