Progressive Era

Vocabulary Words !

Reform

  • make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it.

Progressive

  • favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas.

Muckracker

  • characterize reform-minded American journalists who wrote largely for all popular magazines

Political Machine

  • a political organization in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses

Prohibition

  • the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol, especially in the US between 1920 and 1933.

Disenfranchisement

  • deprive someone of the right to vote.

De Facto Segregation

  • a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups

De Jure Segregation

  • separation enforced by law, while de facto segregation occurs when widespread individual preferences

Graft

Initiative

Referendum

Recall

Mugwumps

Niagara Movement

Poll Tax

NAACP

Pendleton Act

Sherman Antitrust Act

Clayton Antitrust Act

16,17,18 & 19 Amendment

Great Migration

Plessy V. Ferguson (1896)

Us V. Ec Knight & Co.(1895)

American Tobacco v. Us (1911)