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6th Grade History
The Progressive Era
|Newspaper and magazine reporters that told people about problems. These reporters "raked" or exposed the "muck" (dirt and corruption in busines)
|Allowed citizens to place an issue on the ballot in a state election.
|Gave voters the opportunity to accept or reject laws.
|Allowed voters to remove incompetent elected officials.
|Moving ahead; step by step.
|Women's right to vote. Suffragist-person who fights for a women's right to vote. (19th Amendment - 1919)
|A change to make government or businesses work better.
|Stop making, selling and transporting of liquor in the United States (18th amendment)
|To stop drinking or buying alcohol.
|Someone who breaks up a bad "trust" (large monopoly) into smaller companies.
|Settling an argument with the help of an impartial person.
|Theodore Roosevelt's reform plan for fair and equal treatment for all people.
|To talk to another person to come to an agreement.
|The protection and preservation of natural resources.
|Taxes imposed by the government of a country. 16th Amendment - income tax law.
|Unfair treatment of a group of people.
|A negative opinion formed without proof.
|Prejudice; an unbalanced view.
|Separation of a race, ethnic group, gender, etc.