Progressive Era

Timeline created by MacCallan
In History
  • Rise of KKK (early 20th century)

    Rise of KKK (early 20th century)
    The kkk is a group of white supremacists that from to hold racist riots against Jews, blacks and Christians.
  • Tuskegee Institute

    Tuskegee Institute
    A black university in Tuskegee, Alabama and the home to the scientist George Washington carver. this institute helped African Americans with higher education.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    A law signed by Chester Arthur, banned the immigration of Chinese.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    A federal law that was created to regulate railroad industries mostly in monopolistic ways.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    The first federal law that outlawed monopolistic behavior in business.
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    A decision of the supreme court that upheld the idea of segregation but labeling it as not really segregation, also known as separate but equal. Black people and white people were permitted to be together.
  • McKinley Assassinated

    McKinley Assassinated
    the 25th president of the U.S. was assassinated in New York, buffalo. Leon Czolgosz was the man who shot McKinley and claimed McKinley was apart of a corrupt government.
  • Coal Miner Strike-1902

    Coal Miner Strike-1902
    A strike by coal miners in the anthracite coalfields who wanted better wages and shorter workdays. The strike intended to get rid of the winter fuel supply to major cities in the U.S.
  • Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”

    Ida Tarbell-“The History of Standard Oil”
    A book written by journalist Ida Tarbell, to expose standard oil companies. The biggest figure of these oil companies at the time was John D. Rockefeller.
  • Niagara Movement

    Niagara Movement
    Founded near Niagara falls a civil rights group gathered for political change for African Americans, WEB Du Bois gathered with these people to from the organization.
  • The Jungle Published

    The Jungle Published
    A book written by Upton Sinclair, a journalist and novelist. The book told the cruel conditions of immigrants in industrial cities.
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    An act against corrupt or misbranded food and drugs, Opened the doors of the FDA.
  • Federal Meat Inspection Act

    Federal Meat Inspection Act
    An act that makes it illegal to misbrand or tamper with meat in corrupt ways. All meat that is butchered has to follow strict sanitary procedures.
  • Roosevelt-Antiquities Act

    Roosevelt-Antiquities Act
    A law to protect cultural and natural resources in the U.S.
  • Muller v. Oregon

    Muller v. Oregon
    The act limited the work hours of wage earning females to only ten hours a day. Curt Muller violated this law and was fined ten dollars.
  • Taft Wins

    Taft Wins
    Taft defeats three time nominee, William Bryan, and becomes the 31st quadrennial president.
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    This gave congress the power to enforce taxes on income.
  • NAACP formed

    NAACP formed
    The NAACP ( National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is an interracial effort to progress justice for African Americans by a group which involved W. E. B. Du Bois,
  • Urban League

    Urban League
    helped African Americans adjust to urban life.
  • Jane Addams-Hull House

    Jane Addams-Hull House
    A settlement in Chicago that opened to house European immigrants.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist fire
    The deadliest fire in New York history. A fire broke out and the exit doors had been locked. People either burned to death or died by jumping to escape the terrible sensation of being slowly cooked alive. 146 died and only two survived.
  • Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal

    Teddy Roosevelt’s- Square Deal
    A program that represented his three goals which were, control of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection.
  • Federal Reserve Act

    Federal Reserve Act
    the Federal Reserve Act is legislation that made the present Federal Reserve System. this Act was created to establish economic balance in the United States.
  • Underwood-Simmons Tariff

    Underwood-Simmons Tariff
    The goal of this act was to re-established a federal income tax in the United States and considerably decrease tariff rates.
  • Department of Labor Established

    Department of Labor Established
    A department created to assist workers, job seekers, and retirees by building career safety, hours,wages, and benefits.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    The senate should be composed of two senators each state.
  • Federal Trade Commission Act

    Federal Trade Commission Act
    This act bans cruel methods of competition and arbitrary acts or practices that alter commerce.
  • Clayton Antitrust Act

    Clayton Antitrust Act
    This act gets rid of monopolistic business acts like over working or being underpaid.
  • Federal trade Commission

    Federal trade Commission
    The main mission of the Federal trade Commission is to carry out the civil U.S. antitrust law.
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)

    The Birth of a Nation (1915)
    A drama film directed by D. W. Griffith based off the novel The Clansman written by Thomas Dixon Jr.
  • Lusitania sunk

    Lusitania sunk
    Germany conducted submarine warfare against the united kingdom thus sinking the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Great leader to the black community in the 1920's. He was an author and educator
  • Wilson Elected

    Wilson Elected
    Woodrow Wilson beat Supreme Court Justice and former Governor of New York Charles Hughes.
  • Zimmerman Telegra

    Zimmerman Telegra
    A secret telegram that from the Germans that suggested an alliance between the Mexican and German military. Mexico would reclaim Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico if the U.S. would go to war with Germany.
  • Wilson Asks for War

    Wilson Asks for War
    Wilson asked congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
  • Espionage Act

    Espionage Act
    Made any information meant to intrude with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war. It also made it illegal to advertise the enemies accomplishment.
  • 18th amendment

    18th amendment
    bans alcohol from the united states.
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart

    Hammer v. Dagenhart
    A law that opposed against child labor.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Warfare where troops are posted inside of dug out areas of the terrain in order to be more protected.
  • Wilson-Fourteen Points

    Wilson-Fourteen Points
    A statement by Wilson to congress on peace of war.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    An act that fined, imprisoned, and departed anyone who spoke or wrote against the U.S.
  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    A day where the country celebrates the service of the veterans from war first established in the 1918's. It is celebrated ever year to honor veterans.
  • Versailles Peace Conference

    Versailles Peace Conference
    A conference to establish the conclusion of peace post WW1.
  • Treaty of Versailles to Senate

    Treaty of Versailles to Senate
    The senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles because Wilson did not respect the senators objection.
  • Wilson Stroke

    Wilson Stroke
    President Wilson has a stroke and dies.
  • Muckrakers

    Muckrakers
    journalists who exposed evil industries and businesses during the progressive era. It was common for these journalists to have big audiences in magazines.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    LON was an organization that wanted to obtain peace of war and ended the first world war.
  • 19th amendment

    19th amendment
    Denied the rights of women being able to vote.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    An american civil rights activist. Helped form the Niagara Movement.
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow Laws
    Laws that enforced racial segregation.