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U.S. History Vocab

TermDefinition
Muckrakers early 20th century journalist who brought attention to many of the nations problems
Direct Primary election in which voters cast ballots to select nominees for upcoming elections
Recall process by which voters can remove a public official from office before the next election
17th Amendment provides for the direct popular election of U.S. senators
Temperance Movement urged people to voluntarily reduce or stop alcohol consumption
Trust-busting breaking up monopolies or trusts
18th Amendment outlawed the manufacture and sale of Alcohol
Hepburn Act passed to strengthen the Interstate Commerce Commission
Upton Sinclair published The Jungle in 1906; which described unsanitary conditions in the meatpacking industry
Meat Inspection Act required federal inspection of meat
Pure food and Drug Act prohibited the manufacture or sale of impure or falsely labeled food and drugs
Payne-Aldrich Tariff originally supposed to reduce taxes, by the time it passed congress; it had raised them
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