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A Biography of America

A Vital Progressivism – Key Events

1893

Anti-Saloon League founded

1895

Booker T. Washington gives Atlanta Compromise speech

1903

Women’s Trade Union League founded

1905

Niagara Movement promotes African American rights

1906

San Francisco earthquake

Meat Inspection Act

Pure Food and Drug Act

1909

NAACP founded

1911

Society of American Indians founded

Triangle Shirtwaist fire

1914

Federal Trade Commission created

Clayton Anti-Trust Act

1917 - 1918

WWI Great Migration

1919

Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition) ratified

1920

Nineteenth Amendment (federal woman suffrage) ratified

1929

League of United Latin American Citizens founded

Units