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Pragmatism

The prevailing philosophy of romantic transcendentalism in America
~It enabled them to challenge fixed notions that stood in the way of reform

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Frederick Taylor

Started the scientific management system
~Discovered ways of organizing people in an efficient manner

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Lincoln Steffens

Wrote "The Shame of the Cities" (1904). Muckraker
~Caused a sensation by describing in detail the corrupt deals that characterized big city politics from Philadelphia to Minneapolis

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Theodore Dreiser

Wrote "The Financier" and "The Titan". Muckraker
~Portrayed the advance and ruthlessness of an industrialist

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Ida Tarbell

Owned a magazine called 'The History of the Standard Oil Company'
~Muckraking magazine

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Jacob Riis

Photojournalist who documented articles on tenement life
~Published "How the Other Half Lives" (1890)

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Australian Ballot

Ballots printed by the state and required voters to mark their choices secretly within the privacy of a curtained booth
~Stopped political party corruption concerning voting

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Direct Primary

The new system for bypassing politicians and placing the nomination process directly in the hands of the voters
~Method for nominating party candidates by majority vote

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Robert La Folette

Progressive governor of Wisconsin
~Introduced the direct primary system

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17th Amendment

Requires that all U.S. senators be elected by popular vote
~Adopted in 1913 by the federal government

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Initiative

Method by which voters could compel the legislature to consider a bill

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Referendum

A method that allowed citizens to vote on proposed laws printed on the ballot

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Recall

Enabled voters to remove a corrupt or unsatisfactory politician from office by majority vote before that official's term had expired

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Commission Plans

Voters elected the heads of city departments (fire, police, and sanitation) not just the mayor

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Theodore Roosevelt

Became president after President McKinley's assassination
~Progressive president
~Responsible for the "square deal" as well as many other reforms

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"The Square Deal"

The deal that favored neither business nor laborer, but both
~Worked on a compromise that helped both parties
~Started by Theodore Roosevelt

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Anthracite Coal Mine Strike (1902)

On coal, many Americans feared that they would freeze that winter
~Roosevelt stepped in with is "Square Deal"

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Elkins Act (1903)

Gave the ICC greater authority to stop railroads from granting rebates to favored customers

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Hepburn Act (1906)

The commission (ICC) could fix "just and reasonable" rates for railroads

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"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

A muckraking book that described in horrifying detail the conditions in Chicago stockyards and the meat packing industry
~Led to improvements by Congress enacting two regulatory laws: The Pure Food and Drug Act and The Meat Inspection Act

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Meat Inspection Act (1906)

Provided that federal inspectors visit meat packing plants to ensure that they met minimum standards of sanitation

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Newland Reclamation Act (1902)

A law providing money from the sale of public land for irrigation projects in Western States

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Pinochet-Ballinger Controversy

When Chief of the Forrest Service, Gifford Pinochet criticized Secretary of the Interior, Richard Ballinger
~Taft stood by his cabinet member and fired Pinochet for insubordination
~Conservatives applauded, Progressives protested

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William Howard Taft

Republican nominee for president after Roosevelt refused nomination
~Continued Roosevelt's Progressive policies

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Mann-Elkins Act (1910)

Gave the ICC the power to suspend new railroad rates and oversee telephone, telegraph and cable companies

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16th Amendment

Gave the U.S. government to collect an income tax
~Approved by Progressives
~At first, the tax only applied to the wealthy
~Originally suggested by e Populists

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Payne-Aldrich Tariff (1909)

Raised the tariff on most imports
~Angered Progressives in the Republican party

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Eugene Debs

One of the founders of the socialist party
~Former railroad union leader, jailed for Pullman Strike
~Presidential nominee in 5 elections

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Election of 1912

Dominated by reform efforts
~President Taft renominated, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Eugene Debs
~Came down to a battle between Roosevelt and Wilson
~Wilson won 435 electorals

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Bull Moose Party

Nickname given to the new Progressive party
~Roosevelt claimed he was as strong as a Bull Moose