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mann-elkins act
extended the regulatory powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission to telephone and telegraph companies
direct primary
a primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office
recall
Procedure whereby voters can remove an elected official from office
clayton act
law that weakened monopolies and upheld the rights of unions and farm organizations
jane addams
the founder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes
prohibiton
policy forbiding the manufacture, sale, and transportationof alcoholic beverages
thorsten veblen
mentor of the institutional economics movement; critic of the performance of the American economy; wrote The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899)
lincoln steffens
United States journalist who exposes in 1906 started an era of muckraking journalism (1866-1936)
joseph g. cannon
Speaker of the House who helped President Taft pass a tariff bill.
new freedom
Woodrow Wilson's domestic policy that, promoted antitrust modification, tariff revision, and reform in banking and currency matters.
louis d. brandeis
This brilliant lawyer and later a justice of the Supreme court spoke and wrote widely about the "curse of bigness." He thought the government should help small businesses.
jones act
Act that replaced the Foraker Act. It gave Puerto Ricans full citizenship, as well as a government that was similar to a state government.
naacp- dubois
editor of the NAACP Crisis magazine, National Association for advancement of colored people in aftermath of Springfield riot and IL race riot