Chapter 30 Notes

Chapter 30 Notes - Chapter 30 Notes Introduction Wilsons...

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Chapter 30 Notes Introduction Wilson’s qualities as an exception leader Novice The “Bull Moose” Campaign Democrats o capitalize on the Republican brawl o leader appeared in Woodrow Wilson mild conservative turned militant progressive Wilson o reform campaign assailing trusts o promised to turn state gov’t to the people o appealed to the sovereign people Wilson was nominated by the Democrats o 1912 o aid of William Jennings Bryan Roosevelt was a candidate o Progressive Republicans o rising political status of women o Progressive support for the cause of social justice o settlement-house pioneer Jane Addams Roosevelt and Taft o Divided the Republican vote guaranteed a Democratic victory Roosevelt’s New Nationalism or Wilson’s New Freedom o Both advocated a more active government role economic and social affairs Roosevelt o continued consolidation of trusts and labor unions o paralleled by growth of powerful regulatory agencies Wilson o favored small enterprise, entrepreneurship o free functioning of unregulated and unmonopolized markets Democrats pinned economic faith on competition o antitrust laws Roosevelt was shot in the chest o had to suspend campaigning for two weeks Woodrow Wilson: A Minority President Wilson won Roosevelt finished second
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Taft, last Wilson o only 41 percent of the popular vote o a minority president Progressivism rather than Wilson o runaway winner o Wilson and Roosevelt votes Progressive party o no future had elected few candidates to state/local offices Taft o chief justice of the Supreme Court after defeat Wilson: The Idealist in Politics Woodrow Wilson o second Democratic president since 1861 From the South o sympathized w/ Confederacy attempt to win its independence o inspired his ideal of self-determination for people of other countries Wilson shared Jefferson’s faith o moving orator o sincerity and moral appeal Congress could not function properly o unless the president led Wilson o lacked the common touch o could be cold and standoffish in public o burning idealism desire to reform compromise difficult Wilson Tackles the Tariff Wilson o assault on “the triple wall of privilege” the tariff, the banks, and the trusts Tackling the tariff first o summoned the Congress o appeared in person o presented appeal with eloquence and effectiveness
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