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US His. II Chapter 8

Suffrage The right to vote. Ex: The right to vote in the presidential election.
Direct Primary Election A vote held by all members of a political party to decide their candidate for public office. Important because
Voter Initiative The practice of letting voters accept or reject measures proposed by the legislature. Important because it means that voting citizens can propose a law instead of state legislatures.
Muckraker A journalist who uncovers abuses and corruption in a society. Ex: Ida Tarbell.
Referendum Allowed citizens to vote on the proposed laws directly without going to the legislature.
Recall Election Used to remove unsatisfactory elected officials from office before their term ends. Ex: California state senator Marshall Black in 1913.
Meat Inspection Act Passed in 1906, requiring federal inspection of meat sold between states and made the Agriculture Department set standards of cleanliness in meatpacking plants.
Pure Food and Drug Act Passed on the same day as the Meat Inspection Act, it prohibited the manufacturing, selling, and shipping of unclean or falsely labeled food and drugs.
Prohibition Laws banning the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages
Income Tax A direct tax on the earnings of individuals.
Created by: benMAHSK