AP US History Chapter 28
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17th Amendment (1913)
This amendment allowed for the direct election of senators
Sensationalist journalists in the 20th century who used their public influence to reveal corporate corruption
Progressive proposal to allow voters to bypass state legislatures and propose legislation themselves
the proposed system of placing to-be-passed laws on ballots, allowing the people to vote on them
essentially a form of impeachment; the name for giving voters the ability to remove from office disloyal or incompetent officials
A system that describes an individual's social mobility.
Muller v. Oregon (1908)
Case that upheld protective legislation on the grounds of women's supposed physical weakness
The belief that peace is always the best answer to a given situation.
Elkins Act (1903)
strengthened the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 by imposing heavy fines on railroads offering rebates and on the shippers accepting them
Hepburn Act (1906)
restricted railroad "free passes" and expanded the Interstate Commerce Commission to include in its powers the prosecution of express companies, sleeping-car companies, and pipelines. For the first time gave the ICC that ability to nullify existing rates and set maximum rates.
US v. Northern Security Company (1904)
A legal case that resulted in the dissolution of the trust between the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific Railroads. Also led to the dissolution of the company from which the case gets its name.
The Jungle (1906)
A book written by Upton Sinclair that exposed the horrendous and downright gross conditions of the food-packaging industry of the time
Meat Inspection Act (1906)
An act passed which allowed the Federal Government to inspect and ensure the quality of meat products in the United States.
Pure Food and Drug Inspection Act (1906)
An act which called for the regulation of consumer products to prevent false advertising.
Desert Land Act (1877)
An act which was passed to encourage the development of agriculture in the more arid locations of the Western United States.
Newlands Reclamation Act (1902)
An act which took federal funds that were collected from national land sales and put them to use funding large-scale irrigation projects.
President Taft's policy of using economic interests as an inconspicuous way to bind other nations to the US