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ch.8 vocab

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1.progressivism the process of the the answer to the gilded age(industrialization,urbanization and immigration)
2.muckracker writers who expose the real,blunt,bitter truth about certain subjects (Theodore Roosevelt coined the phrase )
3.social gospel the blend of of ideas from German socialism and american progressivism into a better plan to help build better society
4.settlement houses a community center that provided social services to the urban poor(classes to mothers ,taught immigrant children English, daycare services ...etc)
5.direct primary an election in which citizens themselves vote to select nominees for up coming elctions
6. initative gave people the power to put a proposed new law directly on the ballot in the next election by collecting citizens' signature on a petition
7.referendum allowed citizens to approve or reject laws passed by a legislature or act
8. recall gave voters the power to remove public servants from office before their terms ended
9. (NCL)National Consumers League 1899 a group organized to investigate the conditions under which goods were made and sold and to promote safe working conditions and a minimum wage
10. temperancee movement led by women christian temperance union(WCTU)this group promoted temperance the practice of never drinking alchol
11.suffrage the right to vote
12.(NAWSA)national american woman suffrage association group founded in 1890 that worked on both the state and national levels to earn women the right to vote
13. 19 amendment gave women the right to vote
14. Americanization the process of getting a immigrant to act like an american
15. Niagara movement denounced the idea of gradual progress team DuBois
16. (NAACP)National Association for the Advancement of the Color People aimed to help African Americans to be without hindrance mentally and physically
17. urban league network of churches and clubs that setup employment agencies and relief efforts to help blacks get settled and find work in cities
18. anti defamation league organization formed in 1913 to defend jews against physical an verbal attacks and false statements
19.mutualistas organised group of Mexican Americans that make loans and provide legal assistance to the other members of their community
20. square deals when pres. Theodore Roosevelt program reforms to keep wealthy and powerful from taking advantage of small business owners and the poor
21. Hepburn act 1906 law that gave the authority to set railroad rates and maximum prices for ferries, bridge tolls, and oil pipe lines
22. meat inspection act law that allowed the fed health inspector to look at the meat before sold
23. pure food and drug act law that allowed fed inspections of food or medicine and ban bad food or drugs
24. national reclamation act law that gave power to decide how water would be distibuted through buildinds
25. progressive party political party that emerged from the Taft-Roosevelt battle that split the republican party
Created by: jasminebell