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chapter 10

The Progressive Era

TermDefinition
Progressive Movement aimed to restore economic opportunities and correct injustices in American life
Florence Kelley became an advocate for improving the lives of women and children
Prohibition the banning of alcoholic beverages
Muckrakers journalists who wrote about the corrupt side of business and public life in mass circulation magazines during the early 20th century
Scientific Management studies to see just how quickly each task could be performed
Robert M. La Follette led Wisconsin in regulating big business
Initiative a bill originated by the people rather than lawmakers--on the ballot
Referendum accepted or rejected the initiative
Recall enabled voters to remove public officials from elected positions by forcing them to face another election before the end of their term
Seventeenth Amendment direct primary
Susan B. Anthony leading proponent of women suffarge
Suffrage the right to vote
Upton Sinclair "The Jungle", this novel revealed the truth about sweat shops and factories
Squared Deals if big business victimized workers, then President Roosevelt would see to it that the common people received
Meat Inspection Act dictated strict cleanliness requirements for meatpackers and created the program of federal meat inspection
Pure Food and Drug Act halted the sale of contaminated foods and medicines and called for truth in labeling
Conservation some wilderness areas would be preserved while others would be developed for the common good
NAACP the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, aimed for nothing less than full equality among the races
William Howard Taft Secretary of War, ran against William Jennings Bryant who had been nominated by the democrats for the third time.
Payne Aldrich Tariff a compromise that only moderated the high rates of the Aldrich bill
Bull Moose Party Also known as the progressives party
Clayton Anti Trust Act sought to strengthen the Sherman Anti Trust Act
Federal Trade Commission Gave the agency the power to investigate possible violation of regulatory statues, to require periodic reports form corporations, and to put an end to a number of unfair business practices
Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote
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