chapter9lec2009 - Chapter 9: Woodrow Wilson Distrusted...

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Chapter 9: Woodrow Wilson Distrusted labor but was no fan of big business Wanted to reform abuses of capitalism Social order Via representative government During first term in office… Concept of the Presidency Changes in the system –Wilson supported a national presidential primary Wanted a direct primary Already used in state and local elections Wilson Programs called New Freedom Pursued 4 major reforms in first 2 year
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Underwood-Simmons Tariff Creation of Federal Trade Commission Clayton Anti-trust Act Federal Reserve Act Problems in Administration Wilson wanted to adhere to the merit system, but… Southern Democrats were needed to make it work initially Wilson’s views on race Wilson wanted a nice domestic presidency, but… Political instability in Central American and Caribbean Meddling in Mexico had its price Yes, this is the period of no alcohol too
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–Don’t blame Wilson Volstead Act bans non-medicinal
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