Chapter 17 Assessment
progressive movement- Efforts to make govt. more responsive to the people, restore economic opportunities, and correct injustices.
muckraker- One of the magazine journalists who exposed the corrupt side of business and public life
suffrage- The right to vote
Susan B. Anthony- Co-founder of the national woman suffrage association in 1869.
Theodore Roosevelt- 26th president of the US. His term lasted from 1901-1909. Known for the “square deal” politics, that describes progressive reforms, of big business that victimized workers
NAACP- National association for the advancement of colored people founded in 1909 to promote full racial equality
Gifford Pinchot- Head of US forest service under president Roosevelt believed that wilderness areas could be scientifically managed for public enjoyment while allowing private development.
Woodrow Wilson- 28th president of the united states, from 1913-1921. Continued Roosevelt’s and Taft’s antitrust effort. Enacted his program called “New Freedom” that attacked trusts Tariffs and high finance.
Clayton Antitrust Act- 1914 declaring certain business practices illegal. A corporation could no longer acquire stock of another corporation if it would create a monopoly.
Federal Reserve System- a way to make credit more easily available outside the financial centers of New York and Boston. Credit and money would keep pace with the economy.
The four goals are protect social welfare, promote moral improvement, create economic reform and foster efficiency.
Limit working hours for women and children, and workers compensation for workers hurt or killed on the job.
City government became aware of corruption and mismanagement and used various strategies to reform and become more responsible.
1. NAWSA: national American woman suffrage association. Women’s right to vote. 2. NACW: national association of colored women. Managed...
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