Progressive Era

Timeline created by Rhonda Hinson
In History
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    this university was home to George Washington Carver and the Tuskegee airman
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    A law that restricted Chinese immigrants within the US.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    An act granting Congress the power to regulate railroad rates and regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the states.
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    The World famous settlement opened to serve recent European immigrants.
  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Sherman Anti-Trust Act
    First act outlawing the monopoly of businesses, not limited to intrastate businesses.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    A decision held by the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality within racial segregation. This was under the Separate but Equal doctrine.
  • Muckrakers

    Muckrakers
    Muckrakers exposed corrupt institutions and leaders, typically having large audiences.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    President William McKinley was shot in the abdomen by an Anarchist while shaking hands with the people.
  • Coal Miner Strike-1902

    Coal Miner Strike-1902
    Miners struck in order to achieve shorter workdays, higher wages, and recognition.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    he wrote lots of books about African Americans
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    Exposé book written by Ida Tarbell to expose the Standard Oil Company.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    they were a civil rights movement
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    A novel portraying the harsh conditions of immigrants in the United States.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    An act stating the establishment of legal protection for the natural and cultural resources.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    An act regulating food and drugs. This was a Pillar within the Progressive Era.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    Prohibited the ability to sell mislabeled and adulterated foods ensuring preparation, slaughter, and processing was done under sanitary conditions.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    Oregon law restricted female work to 10 hours, expanding the reach of the state into protective labor legislation.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    The 31st quadrennial election resulting in the defeat of William Jennings Bryan, and the victory of William Howard Taft.
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    the national association for the advancement of colored people
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    This amendment gives Congress the right to impose federal income taxes.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    these were state and local laws enfocing segregation
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    it is a historic civil rights organization in New York
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
    The fire spread through the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors in the Asch Building located in lower Manhatten leaving or no time for workers to escape.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s-Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s-Square Deal
    Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program, reflecting his three wishes. These include consumer production, control of corporations, and conservation of natural resources.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    The Department of Labor is responsible for wages, hours, occupational safety, and unemployment insurance benefits.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    This amendment states that two senators will represent each state serving a six-year term, voted from the people giving each senator one vote.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    An act enforcing the provision of a safer, more stable, and more flexible financial and monetary system.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    each side is in a trench at a stail mate just shooting eachother
  • Federal trade Commission

    Federal trade Commission
    Commission created to protect consumers and promote competition.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    This act created the FTC and gave the US legal tools to use against deceptive, unfair practices in the market place.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    This act resulted in a federal income tax therefor lowering tariff rates.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    This act defines unethical business practices, such as monopolies and price fixes, and rights of labor.
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    this was a film about the KKK
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    a german submarine sunk the ship becuase the UK had a naval blockade on germany
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    he was a dominant leader in the African American community
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    33rd Quadrellenial election resulting in Woodrow Wilson's victory and Charles Evan Hudges' defeat.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    this wasa telegram that told mexico that if america joined the war they would form an alliance to help them get back texas and new mexico
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    president wilson declared war on germany
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    the U.S. governement made a law that made it ilegal to sell information to germany
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    the supreme court struck down a child labor law
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    these points were used to help to end the war
  • Sedition Act

    this act extended the espionage act
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    we celabrate the day as the end of the first world war
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    the senate rejected the treaty of versaile
  • Wilson Stroke

    wilson had a stroke after he returned from the paris peace conference
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    the 18th amendment established the porhabition of alcohol
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    this was a conference about the terms of the ending of world war one
  • Rise of KKK (early 20th century)

    the KKK started to become more popular in the 20s
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    the league of nations was created after the war to help create world peace
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    the 19th ammendment prevented state and local law from prohibiting voting based on sex