chapter8lec2009 - Chapter 8 Yakking about Progressivism...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 Yakking about Progressivism Where have we been? Lincoln lots of presidential power Johnson Congress starts eroding power Johnson through McKinley: We go through the Reconstruction period and the Gilded Age We go into the nadir period of presidential power. Parties are important I glazed over the parties. There are A LOT of small but important parties in this period, but we didnt go over them Socially, the country is going through a lot of changes Were moving into the Progressive Era Population in USA has doubled between 1870-1900 Massive urbanization & immigration Industrial concentration has resulted in giant trusts In short, as Americans the Progressive Era makes us think more about we and less about I Scientific management becomes popular Theodore Roosevelt Fundamentally changes government starts the move to executive centered Youngest man to become president Another accidental president First to win a Nobel Peace Prize First to ride in a car and an airplane One of his sons said When father goes to a wedding, he wants to be the bride; when he goes to a funeral, he wants to be the corpse. Flub over inauguration Thank TR for some spellings in your dictionary Influences upon TR President is a steward of the people Ala Andrew Jackson Alexander Hamilton Executive power of nation is vested in President Things about TR Tremendous energy and unabashed exercise of offices power mark his presidency...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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chapter8lec2009 - Chapter 8 Yakking about Progressivism...

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