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1

When was the first time the government regulated an industry?

Interstate Commerce Act

2

What did the Sherman Anti-Trust Act do?

Prohibited monopolies and trusts that hindered competition

3

What was a big shortcoming of the Anti-Trust Act?

Failed to provide adequate definitions (loop holes)

4

What event caused NYC to pass new fire and safety codes?

Triangle Shirtwaist fire

5

The progressive era consisted of?

Much reform

6

What book sparked the reform movement?

Jacob Riss' "How the Other Half Lives" (talked about urban poor)

7

Muckrakers

Reform minded journalists and writers

8

Who exposed Rockefeller?

Ida Tarbell

9

What book was written that exposed the meat packing industry?

"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

10

Who was the first progressive president?

Theodore Roosevelt

11

Square deal

Fair treatment for all Americans

12

Forest Reserve Act

Set aside land for public parks and to protect resources

13

What two things improved public health?

Pure food and drug act (FDA) and meat inspection act

14

What was Roosevelt known as?

"Trust Buster"

15

What was the outcome of Northern Securities v United States?

Broke railroad monopoly

16

What was passed to stop the spoils system?

Pendleton Civil Service Act

17

Which court case showed the weakness of the anti-trust act?

U.S. v EC Knight