Muckrakers & Reformers
Muckrakers & Reformers

Muckrakers & Reformers People

Who Made It Happen

Jane Addams

Jane Addams (1860-1935) was a Progressive reformer and the most prominent advocate for the settlement house movement, which was dedicated to improving social conditions for immigrants and other res...

Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) during the final push for the vote before the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920. Sh...

Carry A. Nation

Carry A. Nation (1846-1911) was a deeply religious temperance activist in Kansas. Nation secured a place for herself in the history books when she traded her seemingly ineffective Women's Christian...

Alice Paul

Alice Paul (1885-1977), suffragette and founder of the National Women's Party, was a central figure in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment guaranteeing women's suffrage and one of the most radi...

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) was a prominent African-American activist who served as president of the National Association of Colored Women, the only national organization that represented black...

William Marcy Tweed

William Marcy Tweed (1823-1878), commonly known as Boss Tweed, led Tammany Hall, New York City's notorious Democratic political machine. During the 1860s and '70s, Tweed and his Tammany associates&...

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the twenty-sixth president of the United States, a leader of the Republican Party and, later, the Progressive movement. He was the first president to become a tru...

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