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This reform movement, with its origins in urban centers, offered a practical approach to reform in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
This reform movement, with its origins in rural areas, proposed to reduce tariffs and increase the minting of silver; died out after the disappointing election of 1892.
Name the three presidents of the Progressive Era.
This name was given to the group of authors and journalists who exposed social injustices through their writings.
This man wrote about the horrors of a Chicago meat packing plant in his novel, The Jungle.
This man famously said, “I have been over into the future, and it works,” after a trip to the USSR; he also instigated social change through many of his writings.
The installation of this practice during the Progressive Movement lessened the power of Boss Politics by changing the method of voting.
The installation of this practice during the Progressive Movement also lessened the power of Boss Politics by changing the way candidates for office were chosen.
This model for state reform during the Progressive Era included direct primaries, tax reform, and railroad control.
This governor and senator, nicknamed “Fighting Bob,” was the creator and largest supporter of the above state reform model.
This is a method by which voters can compel state legislatures to consider a bill.
This is something that allows citizens to vote for laws printed on ballots.
This is calls for a vote to take an elected leader out of office before his/her term is up.
This woman founded the Hull House and revolutionized social welfare by fighting for juvenile courts, better schools, liberalized divorce laws, a parole system, and child labor laws
This convention, held in 1848, was the first seed of the women rights movement that came to fruition during the Progressive Era.
This organization was the largest organization working for women’s rights in the early 1900s, was created by a merger of two women’s rights organizations.
This woman headed the above organization on two separate occasions and founded the League of Women voters in 1920.
This New Jersey native founded the National Women’s Party in 1916 and was one of the first to picket the White House in an attempt to gain voting rights for women.
This group was opposed to alcohol because of the tendencies of alcoholic fathers to beat their wives and children.
The 16th Amendment, brought about by a need for government revenue after tariff reductions.
The 17th Amendment, brought about by corruption in the selection of senators by state legislatures.
The 18th Amendment, brought about by a movement that started in state laws, propelled by the support of women, repealed by the 21st Amendment
The 19th Amendment, brought about by the efforts of women reformers’ constant efforts.
The name given to the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Amendments collectively.
Theodore Roosevelt’s domestic program devoted to fairness and equality, demonstrated by the arbitration of the Coal Strike of 1902.
This 1903 legislation strengthened the Interstate Commerce Act by severely punishing railroads who gave rebates as well as the shippers who accepted them.
This 1906 legislation gave the Interstate Commerce Commission the power to set maximum railroad rates.
This legislation was partly brought about because of The Jungle and other muckraker literature, was passed in 1906, and provided federal inspection of meat products in addition to
Roosevelt enacted the power of this act, passed in 1891, to set aside 235 million acres of land aside as national forests.
This act funded irrigation projects in the west to make the land habitable.
In June 1908, Theodore Roosevelt appointed the National Conservation Commission, and placed this man at its head.
This President differentiated between “good” and “bad” trusts, and only prosecuted the trusts he felt were detrimental to America.
This President believed that all trusts should be prosecuted as the law states, angered his predecessor by prosecuting US Steel.
After campaigning for a lower tariff, President Taft failed to veto this act that increased the tariff.
This controversy stemming between the US Forest Service Chief and the Secretary of the Interior caused a rift in the Republican Party as well as between Taft and Roosevelt.
This candidate of the socialist party won 6% of the popular vote in the 1912 presidential election.
After loosing the 1912 Republican Party Convention, Teddy Roosevelt created this party, named after Roosevelt declaring “I am strong as a ______'
This man won the 1912 election with 435 electoral votes and 42% of the popular vote.
This man finished second in the 1912 election with 88 electoral votes and 27% of the popular vote.
This man finished third in the 1912 election with 8 electoral votes and 23% of the popular vote – the lowest ever for an incumbent president.
What three things made up Woodrow Wilson’s Triple Wall of Privilege?
This legislation passed by Woodrow Wilson lowered the tariff to the lowest rates since 1857.
This legislation passed by Woodrow Wilson increased the power of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
This legislation passed by Woodrow Wilson reformed the banking system in the United States by creating 12 districts of banking.
This group is comprised of the leaders of each of the 12 districts and a chairman.
This man believed a pragmatic approach to civil rights was necessary for blacks to gain equality.
This man believed that a Talented Tenth of exceptionally skilled blacks would lead the way for racial equality.
This movement started by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter in 1905 was a call for opposition to racial inequality.
This organization was established by W.E.B. Du Bois and Mary White Ovington in 1909 and is still around today.
This organization was founded in 1910 in New York City by Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George Edmund Haynes.
This school for teachers and industrial education was headed by Booker T. Washington from 1881 to his death in 1915.
W.E.B. Du Bois published this book in 1903 that contains several essays on race and sociological analysis.

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