Progressive Era

Timeline created by Rebecca Ellinger
In History
  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union

    Woman's Christian Temperance Union
    A group dedicated to combat the influence of alcohol.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    This made the railroads the first industry subject to Federal regulation.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    This is the first Federal act that outlawed monopolistic business practices.
  • National American Woman Suffrage Association

    National American Woman Suffrage Association
    A group that advocated for Women's rights.
  • How the other half lives was published.

    How the other half lives was published.
    It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City's upper and middle class.
  • Founding of the Anti-Saloon League

    Founding of the Anti-Saloon League
    This pushed the Prohibition movement.
  • Ida B. Wells published A Red Record

    Ida B. Wells published A Red Record
    Ida Wells published a book which was an examination of lynching in the US.
  • Robert La Follette was elected governor.

    Robert La Follette was elected governor.
    La Follette was the leader of the progressive movement.
  • Anthracite Coal Strike

    Anthracite Coal Strike
    The public largely sided with the workers, who demanded safer working conditions, higher pay and recognition of their union.
  • Northern Securities Co. v. United States

    Northern Securities Co. v. United States
    The Court ruled 5 to 4 against the stockholders of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroad companies, who had essentially formed a monopoly, and to dissolve the Northern Securities Company.
  • Elkins Act

    Elkins Act
    The Act authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates, and upon the shippers that accepted these rebates.
  • Department of Commerce and Labor

    Department of Commerce and Labor
    A cabinet which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business.
  • The History of the Standard Oil Company was published

     The History of the Standard Oil Company was published
    An investigative journalism piece that changed how the world looked at the company.
  • Eugene V. Debs Founded the Industrial Workers of the World

    Eugene V. Debs Founded the Industrial Workers of the World
    It sought to organize unskilled laborers in order to challenge and overthrow the capitalist system.
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    For preventing the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors, and for regulating traffic therein, and for other purposes.
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Meat Inspection Act
    An American law that makes it a crime to adulterate or misbrand meat and meat products being sold as food, and ensures that meat and meat products are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
  • The Jungle was published

    The Jungle was published
    This book aroused much public sentiment, which then led to federal legislation such as the Pure Food and Drug Act and improvements in working conditions for meat packers and other factory workers.
  • Square Deal Policy

    Square Deal Policy
    Theodore Roosevelt's domestic policy based on three basic ideas: protection of the consumer, control of large corporations, and conservation of natural resources.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    It was a tragedy that opened the nation's eyes to poor working conditions in garment factories and other workplaces, and set in motion a historic era of labor reforms.
  • 17th Amendment Ratified

    17th Amendment Ratified
    This allowed voters to cast direct votes for U.S. Senators
  • Progressive(Bull Moose) Party Founding

    Progressive(Bull Moose) Party Founding
    This split the Republican Party.
  • Underwood Tariff

    Underwood Tariff
    This Tariff re-imposed the federal income tax
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    The intent of the act was to create a degree of financial stability.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    An addition to the Sherman Antitrust Act that focuses on price discrimination, price fixing, and unfair business practices
  • Federal Trade Commission

    Federal Trade Commission
    Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly.
  • Margaret Sanger was prosecuted for her book "Family Limitation"

    Margaret Sanger was prosecuted for her book "Family Limitation"
    Margaret Sanger devoted her life to legalizing birth control and making it universally available for women.
  • Keating-Owen Child Labor Acts

    Keating-Owen Child Labor Acts
    This act prohibited the sale in interstate commerce of goods produced by factories that employed children under fourteen.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    This amendment banned the sale and drinking of alcohol in the United States
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • John Dewey published Experience and Nature

    John Dewey published Experience and Nature
    A book about pragmatism.
  • The Shame of the Cities was published

    The Shame of the Cities was published
    The most famous work of muckraking journalism.