Progressive movement

Progressive movement

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  • Progressive era
  • transcontinental railroad
  • interstate commerce act
  • A social, political, and economic movement that set out to correct the problems of the glided age 
  • sherman antitrust act
  • interstate and foreign trade is declared illegal. Violators will be charged with maximum penalties of a $5,000 fine and imprisonment for one year.
  • President Lincoln lobbied and signed the Pacific railway acts of 1862 and 1864, authorizing two railroad companies to build the first tanscontinental railroad 
  • hatter union
  • strike 
  • In 1887 Congress passed the Interstate Commerce Act, making the railroads the first industry subject to Federal regulation. Congress passed the law largely in response to public demand that railroad operations be regulated.
  • food and drug act
  • Congress passed this law to prohibit monopolies which had grown rapidly. 
  • The hatters' union institutes a nationwide boycott. The manufacturer sues the union for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act by unlawfully combining to restrain trade.
  • I published "the jungle"
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