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Progressive Era Amendments 16 th, 17 th, 18 th, and 19 th.

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1 Progressive Era Amendments 16 th, 17 th, 18 th, and 19 th

2 16 th Amendment- The Income Tax Amendment Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes. Higher incomes get a higher tax lower incomes get a lower tax.

3 17 th Amendment- Direct Election of Senators Progressives wanted to give the people an opportunity to vote for their senators directly. In 1912, Congress passed the amendment, providing direct elections of senators.

4 18 th Amendment- Prohibition Amendment 1919 Prohibition-the passing of laws to prohibit the making or selling of alcohol. Pushed by the progressives.

5 19 th Amendment- Womans Suffrage 1920 Guaranteed women the right to vote in all state and national elections.


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