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Texes Social Studies

Turn of the century

EventsPeople, places, and happening
Spanish American war 1898-Cuban revolutionaries sought independence from Spain- us sent the warship Maine and it exploded in Havana Harbor, killing several sailors. Popular opinion wanted revenge and a war began
Results of Spanish American War *US annexed former Spanish colonies, phillipines, Guam, Peurto RICO *cuba became independent country *TRoosevelt -rough Riders in Cuba, became a national hero
Roosevelt Corollary Claimed the US had the right to interfere in Latin American affairs. Strong presence in LA 19th and 20th centuries
Progressive reform Refers to a period in the 19th and 20th to reform political, economic, and social life to protect and advance lives of average and disadvantaged Americans
Anti-trust legislation Passed in an attempt to reform big business
Child Labor Outlawed
Australian ballot Secret ballot was introduced
Civil service reform End awarding government jobs as favors
8 hour workday Established for the first time
17th admendment Allowed for direct election of US senators( elected by state legislatures prior to this time)
19th admendment Allowed women to vote
Hull House Founded by JANE Addams, to provide shelter, education, and other services to immigrants
Regulation of meat industry The Jungle-by Upton Sinclair-revealed unsanitary conditions.
Progressive income tax Tax based on ability to pay
Workers Compensation laws 1911
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