The spirit of reform also brought renewed attention to the issue of _____________ ______________. This was also the largest progressive reform movement; better organization, leadership, and political involvement.
Cult of Domesticity
The ideal woman was seen as a tender, self-sacrificing caregiver who provided a nest for her children and a peaceful refuge for her husband, social customs that restricted women to caring for the house.
Seneca Falls Convention
Took place in upper-state New York in 1848. Women of all ages and even some men went to discuss the rights and conditions of women. There, they wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, which among other things, tried to get women the right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony
This woman became the leader of of the suffrage movement.
National American Suffrage Assoication
1890; Organization formed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others to promote the right to vote for women.
This amendment granted women the right to vote. The amendment won final ratification August 1920.
26th president: vice President when McKinley was assassinated as president. He created the Square Deal.
A cavalry unity organized by Ted Roosevelt; composed of rugged westerners and upper-class entrepreneurs.
A political system in which the president is the central figure and participates actively in both foreign and domestic policy.
Roosevelt thought the government should ______ ______ whenever states proved incapable of dealing with problems.
A way to influence the news media ans shape a term used to describe the various progressive reforms and administration.
Economic policy by Roosevelt that favored fair relationships between companies and workers.
This was the commission that was put in charge of settling the 1902 coal strike. It started a new principle that stated whenever a strike threatened the public welfare; the federal government was expected to intervene.
Name describing T. Roosevelt for his attempts to breakup businesses hurting the public interest.
This 1906 work by Upton Sinclair pointed out the abuses of the meat packing industry. The book led to the passage of the 1906 Meat Inspection Act.
Meat Inspection Act
1906: Law that authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to order meat inspections and condemn any meat product found unfit for human consumption.
Pure Food and Drug Act
Congress Passed this Act which halted the sale of contaminated foods or medicines and called for truth labeling.
Booker T. Washingtion
Urged African Americans to accommodate themselves to Jim Crow segregation but he called on whites to assists blacks with jobs training and education.
African American progressive who rejected the previous ideology of Booker T. Washington (who said that self-improvement/education comes first, and then whites will learn to accept blacks on their own); this man argued that blacks need political rights in order to make any economic gains and he created the NAACP to make changes.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; an organization formed in 1909 which aimed for equality among all races.