CH 8 Vocabulary


Study Using the Flip Card Activity


Chapter 8 Vocabulary


A reform movement to try to return control of the government to the people




The name given to journalist who wrote about corruption in America.



Voters chose candidates to run for public office.

Direct primary


The process to allow voters to propose a law directly.



When a new law is given to the people to vote on.



To vote someone out of office



A law that made it illegal for corporations to gain control of industry by forming trusts.  The government did not enforce the law at first.  Enforcement required a strong president.

Sherman Antitrust Act


The first progressive president.  He crusaded for conservation.  He established wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.

Theodore Roosevelt


Gave congress the power to create income tax.

16th Amendment


Allowed for voters in each state to elect US senators.

17th Amendment


Gave women the right to vote

19th Amendment


Law that had rules not allowing businesses to lessen their competition.  It gave government more power to regulate trusts.

Clayton Antitrust Act


Was the president of a women suffrage group (NAWSA) from 1892-1900.

Susan B Anthony


Was the president of a women suffrage group (NAWSA) from 1900 1920. She was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women.   She fought for women’s right to vote.

Carrie Chapman Catt


Created the nation’s banking system and flexible money system.

Federal Reserve Act