The Progressive Era

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19th AmmendmentGave women the right to vote18th AmmendmentProhibited the manufacture, sale and transport of alcoholic beveragesMuckrakersJournalist who uncover and expose misconduct in politics, business, or social issues.Jacob RiisWrote "How the Other Half Lives" that told the public about the lives of the immigrants and those who lived in the tenement housing.Meat Inspection Act1906 law that allowed the federal government to inspect meat sold across state lines and required federal inspection of meat processing plants.Ida TarbellShe was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era who exposed corruption in the Standard Oil Company.RecallProcess by which voters can remove elected officials from the office before their terms end.ReferendumProcess that allows citizens to approve or reject a law passed by legislature.Ida B. WellsShe was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.Upton Sinclair(Muckraker) Journalist who exposed labor and unsanitary conditions in the U.S. meatpacking industry, causing a public uproar that contributed to the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act.Direct PrimaryAllows voters to select the nominees for political office.16th AmendmentCreated the federal income tax.InitiativeVoters can propose laws for a vote.ProgressivismMovement that responded to the pressures of industrialization and urbanization by promoting reforms.17th AmendmentSenators are elected directly by the people.18th AmendmentProhibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages.19th AmendmentWomen received the right to vote (suffrage).Sherman Anti-trust ActCreated to outlaw monopolies and protect consumers.Federal Reserve SystemCreated to regulate the nation's money supply.

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