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LD PROG ERA

LD PROGRESSIVE ERA - SOCIAL STUDIES

TermDefinition
PROGRESSIVE A person who wants to improve society (social, economic, and political). Evolve/Improve
1876 - 1914 Progressive Era Time Period
MUCKRAKER Journalist who seeks to expose a problem in society.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Takes tests for many government jobs (based on merit-ability) - Pendleton Act.
SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT Made trusts/monopolies illegal
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION Regulated Railroad's (made pooling, illegal)
REPLACE CORRUPT POLITICIANS Because they traded jobs for bribes, cheated taxpayers, popular with immigrants (traded votes for necessities).
MEAT INSPECTION ACT Forced meat packers to open their doors to government inspectors.
MEAT INSPECTION ACT In reaction to The Jungle- Upton Sinclair
CONSERVATION Protection of Natural resources - Some areas left as wilderness, lumber companies (replace trees), & limit mining.
CREATION OF NATIONAL PARKS An area set aside and run by the Federal government
19TH AMENDMENT Women gained the right to vote (suffrage). Result of WWI - 1920
18TH AMENDMENT Illegal to make, sell, or transport alcohol - 1919 (Prohibition)
REPEAL OF 18TH AMENDMENT 21st Amendment (1933)
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP Tried to gain rights for African Americans (WEB Dubois, Booker T. Washington)
GRADUATED INCOME TAX Taxes people from different income levels at different rates.
16TH AMENDMENT Gave Congress the power to improve a federal income tax.
PRIMARY Voters select candidates
INITIATIVE Voters can propose bills too
REFERENDUM Voters can vote on certain bills directly (often local issues).
RECALL Voters can remove elected officials from office (rare).
17TH AMENDMENT Provides for the direct election of U.S. Senators (2 per state)
THEODORE ROOSEVELT Set aside 170,000 acres of national parkland (Conservation)
THEODORE ROOSEVELT Launch the break-up of Rockfeller's Standard Oil Company.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT Passed Food and Drug Act (FDA) and Meat Inspection Act (1906).
THEODORE ROOSEVELT 1901-1910
WOODROW WILSON 1913-1921
WOODROW WILSON Control big businesses
WOODROW WILSON Improved living conditions
WOODROW WILSON Established a system of Federal Reserve banks to regulate money
Created by: desilva13