Progressive Laws

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In History
  • National Reclamation Act (Newland Acts)

    National Reclamation Act (Newland Acts)
    This act encouraged individual families to settle in the West by converting it to agriculturally productive lands. it also created massive water projects to irrigate the West.
    (Conservation)
  • Elkins Act

    Elkins Act
    This act made it illegal for railroad officials to give, and shippers to recieve, rebates. also, once rates were set, they could not be changed without notifying the public.
    (Farmers)
  • Hepburn Act

    Hepburn Act
    This act strictly limited the distribution of free railroad passes. The Interstate Commerce Comission could view the railroad's financial records to ensure this.
    (Farmers)
  • Meat Inspection Act

    Meat Inspection Act
    Dictated strict cleanliness requirements for meatpackers. This act also created the Federal Meat Inspection.
    (Consumer)
  • Pure Food and Drug Act

    Pure Food and Drug Act
    This act was a responce to muckrakers. The Department of Aggriculture began inspecting packaged meat because of this act. It also created a new agency called the Food and Drug Administration.
    (Consumer)
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    Muller and the state of Oregon was fighting over restricions on the hours women could work.
    (Inequality)
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    Allowed the national government to tax citizens' income.
    (Inequality)
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    Senetors were now elected through popular votes and by the state legistalure.
    (Corruption in Givernment)
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    This act stated that labor union and farm organizations had a right to exist. It also says that they would no longer be subjects to antitrust laws.
    (Laborers)
  • Federal Trade Commision Act

    Federal Trade Commision Act
    It promotes consumer protection and tries to eliminate big monopolies. it even set a 5-member "watchdog" agency called the Federal Trade Commission.
    (Consumers)
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    This prohibited the transportation of goods produced with child labor across state lines. It was later declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Sepreme Court.
    (Laborers)
  • Bunting v. Oregon

    Bunting v. Oregon
    They upheld a 10 hr. workday for men and women, but minimum wages weren't changed until 20 years later.
    (Inequality)
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    Made it illegal to manufacture, transport, or sell any alchoholic beverage.
    ( Consumer)
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Gave all U.S. citizens the right to vote no matter what sex they are.
    (Inequality)
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    Progressive Era