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Progressivism

Review the Progressive presidents and legislation

TermDefinition
Woodrow Wilson President from 1912-1920, during World War I
William H. Taft President from 1908-1912; once got stuck in the bathtub in the White House
Theodore Roosevelt President from 1901-1908; his nickname was "the Trustbuster."
Sherman Anti-Trust Act Made monopolies illegal but was very hard to enforce
Square Deal Teddy Roosevelt's program that tried to protect middle-class Americans AND some big businesses
Pure Food and Drug Act Law passed by Congress after "The Jungle" was published; allowed the government to inspect food
Labor Bureau Created to help end child labor
Mann-Elkins Act Created to regulate new forms of communication, including telephone and telegraph
New Freedom Woodrow Wilson's program that tried to limit "big government" while it reformed (or changed) areas like banking
Federal Reserve Act Created the Federal Reserve, the new "national bank," in 1913
16th Amendment Allowed the government to collect an income tax
17th Amendment Allowed citizens to elect US Senators, instead of them being appointed by state legislatures
18th Amendment Prohibition; NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED in the US
19th Amendment Women get the right to vote
Created by: pachey