Modern United States: 1897-1920

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Emergence of the Modern United States: 1897 to 1920 Identify and explain the importance of key events, people, and groups associated with problems of industrial capitalism, urbanization and political corruption. Events Pure Food and Drug Act (1906): This act was passed so that foods that were imported into the U.S, or even food commerce between states weren’t categorized as misbranded, thus for didn 't fail the test(s). Some foods had poisonous ingredients, and other ingredients that could cause people to get sick. They started to test all foods and medicines to make sure they were not addicting, and not unhealthy for humans to digest. Upton Sinclair wrote a book called “The Jungle”. This book exposed the way meat was being packaged. As a…show more content…
16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1913-1919): The 16th amendment was made as a law saying that the government can tax Americans in order to build things that people use such as streets, and schools. They made it that whatever you make as income you must pay a certain percent of what you make to the government as taxes. 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1913-1919): The 17th amendment of the constitution was used to form the senate with only two senators per state, for six years, and one vote per senator. This was created so no state or senator would have an advantage of the others. This is progressive by showing the fairness of voting within the government between members. 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1913-1919): The 18th amendment made it illegal to transport alcohol to other countries, states within the United States, and anywhere else. They made the producing manufacturing, selling and consuming of any alcoholic beverage illegal. This act was later ratified. 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1913-1919): Within the 19th amendment, was held the right of voting to women. Similar to the 17th amendment of the constitution, this act is progressive showing the fairness in voting between members of the public, and its general…show more content…
Woodrow Wilson: Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president. He was on the democratic side of the campaign. He did many things such as lead the Progressive Movement. Woodrow graduated from Princeton, and then earned his doctorate at another university. In 1912 he was nominated t be a presidential candidate. In 1917 Woodrow thought it best to declare war on Germany and he tried to do so. Wilson also won the Nobel Prize for trying to help make peace. Groups Women’s Christian temperance Union: Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in November of 1874 as a non-violent womens protest of the dangers of alcohol. Niagara Movement: The Niagara Movement was trying to make equal rights for black and white people. W.E.B. DuBois, and William Trotter helped organize, and run this movement. This movement was very strong, and it was different then the other movements because it was held higher and a lot of people were involved. This movement tried to make legal adjustments such as changing schools, and health so that all could be found equal in the law. National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): A party formed towards the well being and equality of the races. In part, founded by W.E.B. DuBois. Protected the colored people from the self-proclaimed “better race,” and their stereotypes and Jim Crow laws ( laws in which states can enforce

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