The Progressive Era Business and Politics Society Gender and Race Business and Political Reforms At all levels of government, there was corruption! How did reforms work to stop this? O City commissioners O Civil Service Commission To encourage more participation in government . . . O 17th amendment changed the way senators were elected O Election Reform (Oregon System) Trusts and big business were getting too powerful! O Sherman Antitrust Act O Theodore Roosevelt’s Square Deal O Federal Trade Commission O Clayton Antitrust Act Railroad oligopolies were being unfair! O Interstate Commerce Act/Commission Were need to preserve our country and conserve our resources! O U.S. Forest Service O National Conservation Commission Taxes are too high! O “New Freedom” tariff reform O 16th Amendment ( Banks needed to be regulated! O Federal Reserve Act Society We had serious social problems related to alcohol! O Women’s Christian Temperance Union O Anti-Saloon League O 18th amendment prohibited making, selling, or transporting alcohol We had unsafe food and medicine! O Meat Inspection Act O Pure Food and Drug Act We had ridiculously difficult working conditions! O Children’s Bureau of Labor Department O Women’s Trade Union League O Mine/railroad safety standards O Keating/Owen Act Gender and Race Women should have the right to vote! O Woman suffrage movement O State-by-state voting rights O National Woman’s Party O 19th Amendment (gave women the right to vote) We need to fight prejudice and discrimination! O Tuskeegee Institute O National Negro Business League O Niagra Movement O National Association for the Advancement of Colored People O Society of American Indians O Mexican American mutualistas Progressives wanted reform.