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A group who considered themselves as crusaders. They fought against monopoly, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice.
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A group who considered themselves as crusaders. They fought against monopoly, corruption, inefficiency, and social injustice.
Jacob Riis & How the Other Half Lives
A Dnish immigrant who wrote on the dirt, disease, vice, and misery of the New York. Some consider his book to be the first move toward better sanitation in urban areas.
Editors who participated in extensive research that encouraged forceful writing from young reporters.
Initiatives, referendums and recall
The three main beliefs of the Progressives. 1. voters directly propose legislation 2.Place laws on the ballot to be approved by the people 3. Let voters remove corrupt elected officials
National Consumer's League
A group through which empowered female activists. Women(consumers) targeted retailers for better wages and improved working conditions
Muller v. Oregon1908)
The Supreme Court accepted the constitutionality of laws that protected women workers through the evidence of harmful effects of factory labor on their weak bodies.
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
When a company factory in New York City caught fire and the mostly young immigrant women who worked there were either burned due to the locked doors or jumped from the high windows.
Women's Christian Temperance Union
A militant organization of women advocated the prohibition and consumption of alcohol.
Elkins Act of 1903
A railroad legislation that allowed heavy fines to be places on any railroad that gave rebates or any shipper who accepted rebates.
Hepburn Act of 1906
A railroad legislation that prohibited free passes on railroads due to their hint of bribery.
Upton Sinclair & The Jungle
A sensational novel that informed the public of the extremely unsanitary food productsin great detail.)
Forest Reserve Act of 1891
An act that let the president set aside public forests as national parks and other reserves.
Newlands Act of 1901
The government was enabled to collect money from the sale of public lands in western states in order to use the money for developing irrigation programs.
Payne-Aldrich Bill
A bill that added hundreds of higher tariff revisions. Signed by Taft which went against his campaign promises and upset the progressives
Ballinger-Pinchot quarrel
When Taft dismissed Pinchot after Pinchot criticized Ballinger for opening public lands in Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska to corporate development. After Pinchot's dismissal, protests broke out.
New Nationalism
The document that Roosevelt proclaimed which urged the national government to increase its power to help economic and social abuses.

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