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William McKinley

  • Republican nominee for the election of 1896

  • 25th president of the US

  • Known for his support of a high protective tariff

  • Also considered a friend of labor

  • Well liked, well traveled president

  • Leader during the war with Spain in 1898

  • Helped make the US a world power

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Gold Standard

  • The coinage of gold only

  • Since gold is limited, this limited the amount of money in circulation

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JP Morgan

  • American Banker

  • Invested European money into American businesses

  • Took over poorly run companies and helped them get back on their feet

  • Took over the bankrupt railroad companies

    • This technique eliminated competition, stabilized the rates, and reduced debts

  • Bought Carnegie’s Steel and Iron holdings

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Jacob Riis

  • American writer

  • Wrote a series of articles that was published into a book (How the Other Half Lives)

    • Wrote about tenement life in these articles

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Lincoln Steffens

  • American writer

  • Most known for Tweed Days in St. Louis, which was a series of muckraking articles published into a book

    • These articles were about the corruption and cruelty of urban politics

    • One of the articles, The Shame of St. Louis, is considered one of the first muckraking articles

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Ida Tarbell

  • American writer

  • Most known for The History of the Standard Oil Company, which was a series of muckraking articles that got published into a book

    • In these articles, she revealed how John D. Rockefeller used illegal means to monopolize the early oil industry

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Jane Addams

  • Social worker

  • Created the Hull House in Chicago

    • The Hull House was a settlement house

  • These settlement houses housed immigrants, taught them English, and provided other social services

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Upton Sinclair

  • American author and journalist

  • Wrote the novel called The Jungle

    • The novel goes in explicit detail about the awful conditions of the meat packing industry

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Northern Securities

  • A railroad trust formed by J.P. Morgan, E. H. Harriman, James J. Hill, and their associates

  • Formed in 1901

  • They controlled the Northern Pacific Railway, Great Northern Railway, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, etc.

  • Company was sued in 1902 by the Justice Department under President Theodore Roosevelt under the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890

  • Government won the case and the company was dissolved

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Anthracite Coal Strike

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Pure Food and Drug Act

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Meat Inspection Act

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Food and Drug Administration

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Hepburn Act

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Antiquities Act

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Gifford Pinchot

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John Muir

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Hay-Herran Treaty

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Panama Canal

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William Gorgas

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Walter Reed

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Trust Busting

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Standard Oil

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American Tobacco Co.

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American Telephone and Telegraph

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William Howard Taft

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US Steel

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Big Stick Diplomacy

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Dollar Diplomacy

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Ballinger Pinchot Affair

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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

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Bull Moose Party

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Woodrow Wilson

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New Freedom

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New Nationalism

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Underwood Tariff

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Federal Reserve Act

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Louis Brandeis (brief)

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Muller V Oregon

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Henry Ford

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Model T

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