Chapter 29 Guided Reading - 36 Explain the difference between Roosevelt's form of progressivism and Wilson's Wilson's New Freedom plan and

Chapter 29 Guided Reading - 36 Explain the difference...

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36. Explain the difference between Roosevelt's form of progressivism and Wilson's. Wilson's New Freedom plan and Roosevelt's "New Nationalism" plan were different progressive plans for the nation. The New Nationalism plan had been inspired by The Promise of American Life by Herbert Croly (1910). The book agreed with Roosevelt’s old policy of leaving good trusts alone but controlling bad trusts. The New Nationalism also pushed for female suffrage and social programs such as minimum wage laws social insurance programs. These programs would later be manifested during the Great Depression in Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. The New Freedom plan was different because it supported small business and wanted to bust all trusts, not distinguishing good or bad. The plan did not include social welfare programs. 37. "The [1912] election results are fascinating." Explain. The results of the election of 1912 were fascinating because Wilson, with only 41 percent of the popular vote, was clearly a minority president, but his party won a majority in Congress. Woodrow Wilson won the 1912 electoral vote handily: Wilson had 435 electoral votes, Roosevelt had 88, and Taft had 8. The popular vote was much different however. Wilson garnered only 41% of the people's votes, Roosevelt and Taft totaled 50%. Roosevelt's Bull Moose Party had cost Republicans, and given the Democrats, the White House. Thus, most people in America did not want Wilson as their president. 38. How did Wilson's personality and past affect the way he conducted himself as president? 39. What were the three parts of the "triple wall of privilege?" As a Progressive, Woodrow Wilson entered the White House hoping to attack what he termed the "triple wall of privilege". The “triple wall of privilege” included the tariff, the banks, and trusts. Wilson sought to bring the tariff down. He helped Congress pass the Underwood Tariff (1913) which considerably reduced tariff rates on imports and started a graduated income tax.
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