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S: Progressive Era

FC: Progressive Era (1900-1920)

1: Jasmine Miller 7th period IB history of the Americas

2: Muckrakers!!!! | EXpOse THE COruptION | American journalists and writers that wanted to expose the horrors of child labor and other hardships of the gilded age prior to this era.


4: Regulate unfair business practices by big businesses | Improve Housing conditions and the conditions of workers

5: End government corruption | More rights for voters

6: Roosevelt | attempted to strike a balance between employers and employees in labor disputes | pledged to give Americans a deal that appreciated a persons character over class | pushed towards conservationism

7: Department of Commerce and Labor with a Bureau of Corporations to collect information on abuses was created in 1901 | had his government prosecute the Northern Securities Trust | 1902 | gained an undue reputation as a trustbuster and he forced mine owners to negotiate with their workers in the anthracite coal strike

8: TAFT | believed that he could convince smaller, developing nations to support the United States by investing American dollars in their economies. | After these unsuccessful attempts at diplomacy, Taft devoted himself to domestic matters, making trust-busting his top priority

9: Filed ninety lawsuits against monopolistic trusts in just four years—more than twice as many as Roosevelt had filed in a little less than eight years. | did not have enough political clout to prevent conservatives within the party from repeatedly amending a bill for a lower tariff

10: argued for a stronger central government and fighting for anti-trust legislation and labor rights | WILSON | few trusts were dissolved during his tenure | achieved passage of a 1914 measure to create a Federal Trade Commission | lowered the tariff, introduced the income tax, and instituted the Federal Reserve System to reform the national economy.

12: Progressive Era Amendments | 16th | Allowed the government to legalize income taxes | 17th | Gave voters the power to elect senators | 18th Banned/prohibited the use and sell of alcohol | 19th WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE!!!

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