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The grange The grange movement Provided social, cultural, and educational activities for its members. It’s constitution banned involvement in politics but Grangers often ignored the rules and supported rail road regulations and other measures.
Exodusters The exodusters were about 6000 African Americans who who left Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to establish new and freer lives in Kansas in 1879.
Andrew Carnegie Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and is often identified as one of the richest people in history.
John D. Rockefeller American oil industry business magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person in modern history.
Terence Powderly American labour leader and politician who led the Knights of Labor (KOL) from 1879 to 1893.
Samuel Gompers English-born American labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor, and served as the organization's president from 1886 to 1894, and from 1895 until his death in 1924
Eugene Debs American socialist, political activist, trade unionist, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World, and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States.
Knights of Labor the first important national labour organization in the United States, founded in 1869. Named the Noble Order of the Knights of Labor by its first leader, Uriah Smith Stephens, it originated as a secret organization meant to protect its members from emplo
American Federation of Labor national federation of labor unions in the United States founded in Columbus, Ohio, in December 1886 by an alliance of craft unions disaffected from the Knights of Labor, a national labor union.
Populist party consisted primarily of farmers unhappy with the Democratic and Republican Parties. The Populists believed that the federal government needed to play a more active role in the American economy by regulating various businesses, especially the railroads.
Boss Tweed American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York City and State
Upton Sinclair American writer who wrote nearly 100 books and other works in several genres
Ida B. Wells African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Susan B Anthony American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement
WEB DuBois American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor
William Jennings Bryan American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt American statesman, sportsman, conservationist and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909
Robert Lafollette American lawyer and politician. He represented Wisconsin in both chambers of Congress and served as the Governor of Wisconsin
Jacob Riis Danish-American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer
Booker T. Washington American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community
Jane Addams known as the mother of social work, was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, public administrator, protestor, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace
Frances Willard American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1879, and remained president until her death in 1898
Henry Cabot Lodge American Republican Senator and historian from Massachusetts
Alfred Thayer Mahan United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century."
Sanford B. Dole lawyer and jurist in the Hawaiian Islands as a kingdom, protectorate, republic and territory. A descendant of the American missionary community to Hawaii, Dole advocated the westernization of Hawaiian government and culture
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