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The Progressive Era

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Tamia Croff

on 21 September 2012

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Progressive Era Monopoly Monopoly is when someone makes their prices for their business lower than any other business to put the competition out. Then once all the competition is out they rise the prices dramatically. Monopoly is now illegal. John D. Rockefeller John Rockefeller invested in a small oil refinery in Cleveland and soon launched standard oil in 1870. Once standard oil was demanded in America John used standard oil capital to buy out all of his competitors. If buying out his competitors did not succeed then he would fix prices and production quotas to drive them out of business called a monopoly. Triangle Shirtwaist Fire On March 25th of 1911, 146 workers were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. This fire exposed the horrible working conditions in factories which gave factories across the nation safety measures to go by. Prohibition Prohibition was a movement to end the selling, making and distribution of alcohol. The whole idea of prohibition was because some believed that alcohol was the a big factor in crime, theft, and poverty. Alcohol was banned in the 18th amendment. The crime rate was meant to decrease after the banning of alcohol but instead the crime rate increased. Prohibition was repelled in 1933. Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair was a writer in the early 1900s and wrote hundreds of books. There was one particular book that made him even more famous called The Jungle. This novel exposed the conditions of the meat packing factories. This novel helped lead to the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. http://history1900s.about.com/od/1910s/p/trianglefire.htm http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rockefellers/peopleevents/p_rock_jsr.html http://www.enotes.com/monopoly-reference/monopoly http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/ http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jupton.htm Muckrakers Muckrakers were writers who wrote for large magazines. They did investigative journalism reporting. Muckrakers were especially well known during the Progressive Era because they wrote on all of the current event. http://www.shmoop.com/muckrakers-reformers/ NWSA & AWSA National Women's Suffrage Association was founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They did not support the 15th amendment because it did not give them the right to vote. Susan and Elizabeth created NWSA to work for woman’s suffrage on the federal level and to press for more extensive institutional changes, such as the granting of property rights to married women. http://www.socialwelfarehistory.com/eras/national-woman-suffrage-association/ Lucy Stone, Julia Howard and Henry Blackwell formed the American Suffrage Association. The difference between AWSA and NWSA is that AWSA focuses on getting the vote and NWSA had a more broad agenda. http://www.socialwelfarehistory.com/eras/national-woman-suffrage-association/ Tenement Act The tenement act was a law that required all buildings in the state of New York to have outward-facing windows in every room, an open courtyard, indoor toilets and fire safeguards. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Tenement_House_Act
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