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18 Cards in this Set

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Term for early 20th Century movements to reform government, promote social welfare, and create economic reform
Term for a writer who exposed corruption in American Society
System to allow voters, rather than party conventions, to choose candidates to run for public office
Direct primary
To vote an official out of office
A law passed in 1890 that made it illegal for corporations to gain control of industries by forming Trusts
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
First progressive US president who believed that governments purpose was to ensure people a "square deal"
Theodore Roosevelt
Term for controlling the use of America's natural resources - The creation of national parks, for example
Upton Sinclair's novel about a Chicago meat packing plant; it prompted Roosevelt to pass the 1906 Meat Inspection Act.
The Jungle
1908 president, mighty pursuer of antitrust suits , appointed to the Supreme Court in 1921
William Howard Taft
Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1913, that gave congress the power to create income taxes.
16th Amendment
Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1913, that provided for direct election of US Senators.
17th Amendment
1912-1920 progressive president, worked to regulate trusts, empower labor, and reform the US Banking system.
Woodrow Wilson
The 1914 law that protected labor union activities and took measures against monopolies.
Clayton Anti-trust Act
Law Passed in 1913 that improved the nations banking system and instituted a flexible currency system
Federal Reserve Act
Prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages, also called the Prohibition Amendment
18th Amendment
An organizer of the Women's suffrage movement and National American Women Suffrage Association President
Susan B Anthony
Suffragist who argued that the US had to give women the vote because they were supporting the war effort.
Carrie Chapman Catt
The amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1920, that gave women full voting rights
19th Amendment