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Progressivism

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Progressivism group of reform movements of the late 1800s that focused on urban problems, such as the plight, poor sanitation, and corrupt political machines.
Muckrakers a term coined for journalists who "raked up" and exposed corruption and problems of society.
Seventeenth Amendment a constitutional amendment allowing American voters to directly elect U.S. senators.
Initiative a method of allowing voters to propose a new law on the ballot for public approval.
Referendum a procedure that allows voters to approve or reject a law already proposed or passed by government.
Recall a vote to remove an official from office.
Direct Primary voters select a party's candidates for public office.
Secret Ballot people vote privately without fear or coercion.
Prohibition a ban on alcohol that became a law in 1920; the ban was lifted in 1933.
Women's Christian Temperance Union reform organization that led the fight against alcohol in the late 1800s.
Eighteenth Amendment a constitutional amendment that outlawed the production and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States; repealed in 1943.
National Association of Colored Women an organization founded in 1896 that worked to fight poverty, segregation, lynchings, and the persistence of Jim Crow laws that denied african americans the right to vote.
Bully Pulpit a platform used to publicise and seek support for important issues.
Square Deal Theodore's Roosevelt's 1904 campaign slogan.
Hepburn Act law that authorized the Interstate Commerce Commision to set maximum railroad rates and gave it the power to regulate other companies engaged in interstate commerce.
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