Progressive Era (1877-1920)

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British win Zulu War

1879

Interstate Commerce Commission id established

1887

American Protective Association targets Catholics

1887

Brazil becomes a republic

1889

National American Women Suffrage association emerges

1890

Congressed passes Sherman Antitrust Act

1890

New Zealand grants women suffrage

1893

National Association of Colored Women is formed

1896

First World Zionist Congress convenes

1897

President McKinley is assassinated

1901

Einstein announces theory of relativity

1905

Roosevelt proposes the U.S. Forest Service

1905

Upton Sinclair writes 'The Jungle'

1906

Gentlemen's Agreement restricts Japanese immigration

1907

W.E.B. Du Bois helps from the NAACP

1909

Rutherford discovers structure of atom

1911

Congress passes the Seventeenth Amendment

1912

Federal Reserve Act creates 12 regional banks

1913

Congress establishes the Federal Trade Commission

1914

Ku Klux Klan reappears

1915

The Eighteenth Amendment is ratified

1919

The Nineteenth Amendment is ratified

1920