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Muckrakers

Name given by Roosevelt to reporters that were digging up the corruption in the gov.

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Initiative

A progressive reform measure allowing voters to petition to have a law placed on the general ballot,

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Social Gospel

At the begin in of the 20th century this reform movement used religious doctrine to establish better living and housing standards

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Referendum

Allowed voters to place a bill on the ballot for final approval, even after being passed by the legislature.

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Recall

Progressive ballot procedure allowing voters to remove elected officials from office

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Australian Ballot

A system that allows the voters privacy when marking their ballot choices

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Muller v. Oregon

(1908) Court case that attorney Louis D. Brandeis persuaded the Court to accept constitutionality of limiting the hours of women workers.

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Lochner v. New York

(1905) Supreme Court decision invalidated a state law establishing a 10-her day for bakers.

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Elkins Act

(1903) Federal law that imposes penalties on railroads that offers rebates and the customers that accepted them. It strengthened the Interstate Commerce Act

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Meat Inspection Act

(1906) Federal law that subjected meat shipped over state lines to federal inspection.

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Pure Food and Drug Act

(1908) Law passed to inspect and regulate the labeling of foods and pharmaceuticals intended for human consumption.

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Hetch Hetchy Valley

Federal gov. allowed the city San Francisco to build a dam in 1913.

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Dollar Diplomacy

Name applied by Taft's critics to the policy of supporting US investments and political interests abroad.

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Payne-Aldrin Bill

(1909) during Taft's presidency, intended to lower tariffs but revised to retain high tariffs on most imports.

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New Freedom

(1912) Platform of reforms advocated by Wilson in hist first campaign, including stronger anti-trust legislation to protect small business enterprises from monopolies, banking reform, and tariff reductions. His strategy involved taking action to increase opportunities for capitalist competition rather than increased gov. regulation of large co.