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Temperance movement

A reform movement calling for moderation in drinking and alcohol

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Progressives

Moving forward using New ideas

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Workers compensation

The legal rights of workers who were injured at work to receive some pay even if their injuries prevent them from working

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Recall

The process by which voters can remove a elected official

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Referendum

A law making reformed that allows a law passed by a state legislator to be placed on the ballot for approval or rejection by the voters

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Initiative

Taking action without being asked

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Suffrage

The right to vote

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Lynching

To kill someone without approval by law often by handing and by a mob of people

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NAACP

A group formed in 1909 to fight through the courts to and segregation end ensure that African-American men could exercise voting rights under the 15th amendment

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Square deal

Pres. Theodore Roosevelt's reform program, focused on regulating big businesses, protecting workers and consumers, and preserving the environment.

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Trust busting

Government activities aimed at breaking up trusts and monopolies

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Pure food and drug act

Eight 1906 federal law that established the food and drug administration to test and approve drugs before they go to market

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Federal Reserve system

The central banking authority of the United States, which manages the nation's money supply

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16th amendment

The constitutional change ratified in 1913 alowing the federal government to impose an income tax

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17th amendment

A constitutional change ratified in 1913 requiring the direct election of Senators by popular vote

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18th amendment

A constitutional change ratified in 1992 prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages; repelled by the 21st amendment in 1933

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19th amendment

A constitutional change ratified in 1920 declaring that women have the right to vote in state and national elections

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Conservation

The limited use of natural resources