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Regents Prep USH - Progressive Era
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Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in South And Central America by using military force
Government activities aimed at breaking up monopolies and trusts.
Pure Food and Drugs Act
June 30, 1906 is a United States federal law that provided federal inspection of meat products and forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated food products and poisonous patent medicines.
An 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.
26th president, known for: conservationism, trust-busting, safe food regulations, " Panama Canal
Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
First federal action against monopolies, it was signed into law by Harrison and was extensively used by Theodore Roosevelt for trust-busting. However, it was initially misused against labor unions
time at the turn of the 20th century in which groups sought to reform America economically, socially, and politically
Women's suffrage amendment (19th amendment)
This legislation provided constitutional suffrage for women. Progressive achievement during WWI area. Helped by contributions made by women at home and abroad in WWI
Journalists who attempted to find corruption or wrongdoing in industries and expose it to the public
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.
Interstate Commerce Act
Established the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) - monitors the business operation of carriers transporting goods and people between states - created to regulate railroad prices
Meat Inspection Act (1906)
Made it so that meat would be inspected by the government from coral to can. It began a quality rating system as well as increased the sanitation requirements for meat producers.
the period when America sought to control the political and economic fortunes of weaker nations such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines after the Spanish-American War
A law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages, movement led to the 18th amendment
a legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate
a special election called by voters to remove an elected official before his/her term expires.
Progressive Party (Bull Moose Party)
an early 20th century reform movement seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunities, and to correct injustices in American life
the founder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes
Chicago Stockyards & Meatpacking
To meet the demand of feeding the Union army, the Chicago railroads carried thousands of hogs and cattle to mega-stockyards and slaughter houses in Chicago. By 1862, Chicago surpassed Cincinnati as the meat-packing capital of the nation. p. 444
In 1898, a conflict between the United States and Spain, in which the U.S. supported the Cubans' fight for independence
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