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Progressive Era

Bill of Rights

Initiative Procedure whereby a certain number of voters may, by petition, propose a law or constitutional amendment and have it submitted to the voters.
Referendum Process that allows citizens to approve or reject a law passed my a legislature
Recall election Process by which voters can remove elected officials from office before their term ends.
Direct Primary Where voters decide their party’s candidates.
17th Amendment This gives citizens the right to elect senators who represent them
Keating-Owen Act (1916) Address child labor by prohibiting the sale in interstate commerce of goods produced by factories that employed children under fourteen
Muller v. Oregon Was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court. Women were provided by state mandate, lesser work-hours than allotted to men.
​Adamson Act Established an eight-hour workday, with additional pay for overtime work, for interstate railroad workers.
​Pure Food and Drug Act A law passed in 1906 to remove harmful and misrepresented foods and drugs from the market and regulate the manufacture and sale of drugs and food involved in interstate trade.
Meat Inspection Act of 1906 Illegal to adulterated or misbranded meat and meat products being sold as food. Ensures the meat are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
18th amendment Prohibition of intoxicating liquors in the US by the production, transport and sale of intoxicating liquors illegal.
19th Amendment Gave women the right to vote
Muckraker Journalist who brought social issue to the public though literature
Created by: Parker H.