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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


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


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

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