Test#2 - The Brownsville Affair The Bull Moose Mann-Elkins Act of 1910 16th Amendment 17th Amendment New Nationalism New Freedom Underwood-Simmons

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February 19, 2008 The Brownsville Affair The Bull Moose Mann-Elkins Act of 1910 16 th Amendment 17 th Amendment New Nationalism New Freedom Underwood-Simmons Tariff Pujo Committee Federal Trade Commission Clayton Act Progressivism Teddy Roosevelt president after McKinley assassinated Became more and more radicalized (progressive) Roosevelt wanted Taft to be the next president On surface was similar but Taft set to undoing what Roosevelt saw as a huge accomplishment Rift b/w Taft and Roosevelt Personality differences Roosevelt When Roosevelt was in the room you knew it Go getter Didn’t care about pleasantries Taft Restrained, relaxed Interested in finer things in life Wasn’t interested in being president Really wanted to be Chief Justice of Supreme court ultimately would get Acceptance Wife wanted to b/c knew what capable of Brownsville Affair US army had Ft. Brown with army regiment there (colored) but white officers Racial tension b/w the army and citizens of Brownsville Fights broke out when the soldiers would leave the Ft. White officers prohibited black soldiers from leaving base Shooting in Brownsville White bartender was killed and white policeman injured Citizenry and mayor blamed the black soldiers White officers pressured black soldiers to tell Code that basically says don’t rat on fellow soldiers Soldiers didn’t tell on each other Officers and citizenry decide to accuse ALL of them No opportunity to confront their accuser, hearing, or trial Dishonorabe Discharged from military By Roosevelt Couldn’t work for the government anymore or join the military Some were in there for 20+ years Some were near pension Roosevelt was disinterested even though Booker T. wanted to reexamine Senate got involved and reached same conclusion at Roosevelt Some people outraged at decision Taft issued apology to soldiers but didn’t reverse dishonorable discharge Richard Nixon finally reversed this Tariff Taft would up raising the tariff Outraged Roosevelt
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Conservation Taft was a naturalist Leave nature alone Fired roosevelt’s secretary of interior and appointed man Roosevelt loathed Roosevelt wanted nature as a resource that must be carefully managed for the future Save nature for the future Taft paid Columbia for Panama Went back on Roosevelt’s word Had taken Panama covertly under the assumption that we were right Admission that Roosevelt was wrong Personal insult Taft was a legalist and Roosevelt was about the meaning of the law Tennessee Coal and Iron Taft went back on promise of Roosevelt to Morgan to not prosecute for monopoly Roosevelt on Safari in Africa But came back to clean up Taft’s Mess Presidential Election of 1912 Roosevelt back after Safari better than ever Roosevelt campaigning under radar of Republicans
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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Test#2 - The Brownsville Affair The Bull Moose Mann-Elkins Act of 1910 16th Amendment 17th Amendment New Nationalism New Freedom Underwood-Simmons

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