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Main Events Between 1898-1920

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Christine Medin

on 15 November 2012

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Main Events During 1898-1920
by Christine Medin During the 1919 World Series, 8 Chicago White Sox baseball players are banned from playing for purposely losing to Cincinnati Reds, to receive bribing money New York City, 1890- A photographer named Jacob Riis created a book which exposed the extremely unsanitary living environment in tenements for immigrants 18th Amendment was an amendment passed, at the very start of prohibition, to disallow alcohol production, marketing, and widespread transport of the drinks. Triangle Shirtwaist Fire-March 25 1911, on the 8th floor of a a 10 story blouse-producer building in New York City, a fire was combusted. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President during 1901-1909, as well as a republican and supporter of the Progressive Movement The Pure Food and Drug Act Woodrow Wilson
helped passed was a law to prevent dangerous ingredients from getting into medicine or food, and prohibited the making, selling, or transporting of these products. It also verified truthful and precise ingredient labels. Because it was a fabric business, almost everything was flammable so fire spread quickly in the poor conditions, and 146 men, women, and children employees (out of 500) died. The Hepburn Act passed in 1906, not only reinforced the Elkins Act, but established even more power to the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and decreased the power of other transportation companies and railroads. This act ensured the ability for the ICC to decide justified railroad rates and prices. The Prohibition movement was a time period when some felt alcohol was the source for many crimes and should be banned from the current society. Sources used:


American Anthem Book Chapter 16 Many progressive women and reformers were part of this goal to remove alcohol. The Jungle, a book written by Upton Sinclair, was part of the muckraking era and revealed the industry of meat-packing, addressing the issue of dangerous, unhealthy conditions that definitely needed to be reformed. The Meat Inspection Act was a reform passed in 1906 as a "consumer protection law" that prevented unclean and unsafe meat from being transported out of state. Government workers checked this meat and made sure it passed certain standards. The 19th Amendment was a constitutional amendment finally giving women the legalized right to vote, after years of persuasion from many female suffrage acts and marches. FUN FACTS EXTRA CREDIT TOPICS Fashion during this time period for women enhanced their curves and included long dresses with trains that brushed the floor. Jewelry of pearls and crystals were popular as well, and hats were likely worn.
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