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Progressive Era

TermDefinition
Interstate Commerce Act Prohibited railroads from charging more shorts hauls than for long hauls over the same route
William Jennings Bryan Democratic nominee of president in 1896. He was also supported by the populist Party. His "Cross of God" speech praised framers and deno
Third Parties A political party outside the traditional Republican or Democratic parties; Often appear and disappear quickly; have a significant impact on politics and
Progressive Movement Their primary goal was to correct the political and economic injustices that had resulted from America's industrialization. They felt government need reform due to corruption by big business and political machines
Social Gospel Movement Led by Protestant clergymen, they called for social reform such as safer working conditions, abolition of child labor, and the prohibition of alcoholic beverages
Muckrakers Muckrakers Investigative journalists, writers, and social scientists who exposed the abuses of industrial society and government corruption
Upton Sinclair Muckrakers Investigative journalists, writers, and social scientists who exposed the abuses of industrial society and government corruption
Jame Addams Jane Addams A Progressive social activist who started settlement houses to assist immigrants and the poor living in crowded city neighborhoods.
W.E.B DuBois W.E.B DuBois A noted historian and the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University; one of the founders of the NAACP; pushed for immediate racial equality.
Seventeenth Amendment Seventeenth Amendment Changed the way Senators were elected, making them directly chosen by the people instead of being chosen by state legistatures
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Used his powers to safeguard the public interest and curb the unfair practices of business (called the Square Deal); sought a third presidential term as the nominee for the Bull Moose Party
Square Deal Square Deal A series of laws promised and signed by T. Roosevelt promoting consumer protection, limitations on the laissez-faire economy, and preservation of natural resources.
William H. Taft
Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson Furthered Progressive reforms with his New Freedom program. He lowered tariffs, and introduced a graduated income tax.
Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Act Created a government agency that controls monetary policy. The Federal Reserve sets interest rates, controls the amount of money in circulation by buying government bonds, and decides how much of their money banks can lend.
National Park Service National Park Service Established in 1916, it brought existing parks and monuments under federal protection. The purpose was to conserve the natural scenery, historic objects, and wildlife for the enjoyment of the American people.
Susan B. Anthony A women’s suffrage leader in the late 19th century who was denied the right to vote and took her case all the way to the Supreme Court. She lost, but continued to work for women’s suffrage
Nineteenth Amendment Nineteenth Amendment 1920—established that no state could deny a citizen the right to vote on the basis of sex.
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