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Progressive Era

Study set for history- chapter 6

What is progressivism? This was a series of responses to problems in American society that had emerged from the growth of industry
Who were Muckrakers? They were journalists who exposed abuses and corruption in society
What did initiative permits do? These allowed citizens to introduce legislation to be voted in if they collected enough signatures
What were Referendums? These allowed citizens to vote on proposed laws directly
What were recalls? These allowed voters to demand a special election to remove an elected official from office before their term was over
What did the 17th Amendment do? This allowed voters to directly elect senators for Congress
What does 'suffrage' mean? This meant the right to vote-and women did not have it during this time
Who convinced women that it was their right and it was their priority to fight for suffrage? Elizabeth Cady Stanton did this in 1848
What organization was formed to help women's voting? The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA)
What did the 19th Amendment do? This allowed women to vote
Created by: taginraschke