Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906: Definition, Summary & History


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What role did muckrakers play in passing the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906?

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1. What did manufacturers have to do with products that contained any of the 10 dangerous drugs listed under the Pure Food and Drug Act?

2. What role did Harvey Washington Wiley play in the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. You will be quizzed on the passage of the act and some of its effects.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The role of the Muckrakers in the passage of the act
  • What the new law required manufacturers to do with products containing dangerous drugs
  • The role of Harvey Wiley in the passage of the act
  • The federal organization that the act paved the way for
  • The effect on Coca Cola

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about food and drug regulation in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the act impacted manufacturers

Additional Learning

To learn more about this act, review the corresponding lesson on the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about dangerous products on the market before 1906
  • Discuss the role of the Muckrakers, Harvey Washington Wiley, and Teddy Roosevelt in the act's passage
  • Explore the changes enacted by the act's passage