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Progressive Era

Overview of key terms and concepts from Progressive Era chapter

Social and political movement in the early 1900s that focused on improving conditions in American life Progressive Movement
Political party organized in 1892 by leaders of the Farmers Alliance, that supported such reforms as an eight-hour workday and government-owned railroads Populist Party
Statement of the policies favored by a political party or candidate Platform
The enforcement of laws that control conduct or practices Regulation
Group that keeps political power by controlling the activities of a political party, such as elections Political Machines
Process that allows citizens to propose laws directly without the state of legislature Initiative
Process in which voters approve or reject laws passed by legislature Referendum
Process by which citizens can vote an elected official out of office before his or her term is over Recall
Preservation and protection of a natural resource to prevent overuse, destruction, or neglect Conservation
The right to vote Suffrage
Added to the Constitution in 1920 that extended voting rights to women Nineteenth Amendment
Branch of government service other than the military, in which individuals are employed based on merit Civil Service
Added to the Constitution in 1913 that allowed the federal government to set an income tax Sixteenth Amendment
Added to the Constitution in 1913 that requires the direct election of U.S. senators by popular vote Seventeenth Amendment
Added to the Constitution in 1919 that prevented the making, sale, or transporting of alcoholic beverages; repealed by the 21st Amendment in 1933 Eighteenth Amendment
The act of forbidding something by law - in this case alcohol Prohibition
Journalists who uncover wrongdoing on the part of politicians or corporations and put their findings into newspapers Muckraker
To control, or order how something should be done Dictate
Relating to or supporting extreme change Radical
To support an interest or a cause Advocate
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP
National American Women Suffrage Association NAWSA
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