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Gilded & progressive

Gilded & progressive era

TermDefinition
Muckrakers A person who intentionally seeks out and publishes the misdeeds, such as criminal acts or corruption, of a public individual for profit or gain.
17th amendment he Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the mo
Recall a procedure by which, in certain polities, voters can remove an elected official from office through a direct vote before that official's term has ended.
Referendum a direct vote in which an entire electorate is invited to vote on a particular proposal.
Initiative a process that enables citizens to bypass their state legislature by placing proposed statutes and, in some states, constitutional amendments on the ballot.
Prohibition a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933
19th amendment gave women the right to vote in 1920
Square Deal a fair bargain or treatment.
16th Amendment The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Direct Primary voters elect delegates who choose the party's candidates at a nominating convention.
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burned, killing 145 workers.as the deaths were largely preventable–most of the victims died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building.
The jungle and laws a system or mode of action in which the strongest survive, presumably as animals in nature or as human beings whose activity is not regulated by the laws or ethics of civilization.
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