Test 2 Notes.pdf - The Progressives and Teddy Roosevelt 1900-1920 Into a New Country Identity Questions o Is Gilded Age Over o Foreign Affairs September

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The Progressives and Teddy Roosevelt 1900-1920 Identity Questions o America is now trying to identify who they are including themselves after everything that happened towards the end of the Gilded Age Boxer Rebellion, Spanish American War, Hawaii, etc. Other nations view the U.S as a “bully” nation o Is there someone who can come into the picture who can answer these questions? (U.S an apart nation or a bully nation?) Step up and take care of all the issues that arose after the events in the end of the Gilded Age and against all the rich, wealthy people Theodore Roosevelt (Republican, NY) o Raised in the elite class and born in New York o Attended Harvard due to coming from a rich family o Had a seat ready for him in politics o Lost his wife during child birth, but gains a daughter o Moves to the West and then came back to New York to raise his daughter Experience changes him, and he heavily gets involved with politics again Acknowledges that a change needs to happen because the nation seemed divided o 1900’s McKinley’s V.P had a heart attack and passed away McKinley needs a new V.P and chooses Teddy Roosevelt McKinley wins the presidency and Roosevelt became V.P o September 1901 McKinley visited Buffalo, NY to look at new technology Leon Czolgosz, a man who was an anarchist and believed there should be no government pulls out a pistol and shoots McKinley Secret Service was now formed and put in charge to protect presidents Teddy Roosevelt becomes president Into a New Country Identity Questions o Is Gilded Age Over? o Foreign Affairs? September 1901 McKinley Assassinated (Leon Czolgosz) V.P Theodore Roosevelt (NY) o Is he the answer? The Progressive Movement A Second Reform Effort o TR and the “Muckrakers” 1901 Speech to Congress 1902 Coal Strike 1903 RR Regulations and Labor Reform Monopolies Standard Oil, 23 more U.S steel? o And more Foreign Policy TR’s “Corollary” o U.S Involved o Russia and Japan at War o U.S intervention (China, Cuba, South America)
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o Teddy Roosevelt’s Presidency Sympathizes with the poor laborers and believes that we need to bring some changes to the dividing nation Is he the answer? Yes Might be in the top 10 of presidents for the country’s history The Progressive Movement o A second reform effort at the populist movement which failed again Out of the failure came out a group of people called the progressives Will bring change to U.S socially and economically However, they don’t have a leader Eugene debs is the only person that can fit the role, but doesn’t get the position because he is a communist Theodore Roosevelt ends up becoming president the moment they needed a leader, and he fits the role Made a speech to progressives in which everyone loved hearing Explained why change needs to come However, he ends up calling his l isteners “Muckrakers” which means that there
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