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Chapter 8 Hunt

The Progressive Era

TermDefinition
Progresivisim movement that responded to the presures of urbanization and industrialization by promotion reforms
Muckracker writer who exposes misconducts in buisnesses and politics
Social Gospel movement that sougth to improve socciety by applying christian principals
Settlement House community center providing social servives to the urban poor
Direct Primary election in which citizens vote to select nominees for upcoming elections
Initiative citizens putting a proposed new law directly on the ballot
Referendum process that allows citizens to approve or reject a law passed by a legislature
Recall process which voters can remove elected officials from office before their term ends
NCL group organized in 1899 to investigate the conditions under which goods were made and sold to promote safe working conditions and a minimum wage
Temperance Movement movement aimed at stopping alcohol abuse and problems created from it
Suffrage right to vote
NAWSA group founded in 1890 that worked on giving women the right to vote
Ninteteenth Amendment gave women right to vote
Americanization belief that assimilating immigrants into American society would make them more loyal
Niagra Movement group of african american thinkers that pushed for immediate racial forms
NAACP oraganization formed in 1909 to ablosih segregation and discrimination and to achieve political and civil rights for african americans
Urban League networks of churches that set up employment agencies and relief efforts to help african americans find work in cities
Anti-Defamation League oragnization formed in 1913 to defend jews against physical and verbal attacks
Mutalistas organized groups of mexican americans that make loans to other members of their community
Square Deal Roosevelts program of reforms to keep the wealthy and powerful from taking advantage of the poor and small business owners
Hepburn Act 1906 law that gave the government authority to set railroad rates and maximun prices for tarrifs, bridge tolls, etc
Meat Inspection Act 1906 law that allowed the federal gov to inspect meat sold across the state lines
Pure Food and Drug Act 1906 law that allowed federal inspection of food and medicine and banned the shipment of impure food
National Reclamation Act 1902 law that gave federal gov the power to decide where and how water would be distributed through building and management of dams
New Nationalism Roosevelts plan to restore the govs trustbusting power
Progressive Party political party that split the Rupublican Party in 1912
New Freedom Wilsons program to place gov controls coroporation in order to benifit small businesses
Sixteenth Amendment gave congress authority to levy an income tax
Federal Reserve Act 1913 law that placed national banks under the control of a Federal Reserve Board
Federal Trade Commison gov aggency established to identify false advertising and dishonest labeling
Clayton Anti-Trust Act 1914 law that strenghtened the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
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