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Vocab #18 Define Progressive Era - Muckrakers
This list focuses on terms associated with the muckrakers of the Progressive Era.
Terms in this set (15)
Journalists who expose corruption in politics and big business
Muckraker of the Progressive Era; used photographs to show the need for better housing for the poor, in his 1890 book How the Other Half Lives
Muckraking journalist of the Progressive Era; influenced the passage of the 1906 Meat Inspection Act with his novel The Jungle.
Muckraking journalist; wrote about corruption in government and business in his 1906 novel The Shame of the Cities
Muckraking journalist whose History of Standard Oil Company exposed Rockefeller's unfair and often ruthless business practices
Naturalist writer whose 1901 novel, The Octopus, expsoed corruption in railroad practices
Cartoonist who was the "Father of the American Cartoon". Brought attention to many social, economic, and political issues.
Natural resources are limited and their use needs to be saved for future generations.
Booker T. Washington
African American leader; founded Tuskegee Institute; urged vocational education as the way for African Americans to gain racial equality
W.E.B. Du Bois
African American civil rights leader, cofounder of NAACP, pressed for civil and political, not just economic equality for African Americans
African American nationalist leader who wanted a separate black economy and urged African Americans to emigrate to Africa
African American journalist, suffragist, and reformer; launched a national crusade against lynching in the 1890's; cofounder of the NAACP
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, founded to abolish segregation and discrimination
Very great in number, the greater number or part ex. The vast majority of teachers look forward to snow days.
To make or become a single unit; unite: to unify conflicting theories; to unify a country.
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