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Progressive Presidents

Progressive Presidents - • Hepburn Act 1906 enforced ICC...

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Progressive Presidents Theodore Roosevelt V.P. to McKinley; becomes president in 1901; elected in his own right in 1904 Governor of N.Y.; NYC Police Commissioner, Under-Sec of Navy; Rough Rider 42 years old, wealthy family Teddy Roosevelt Platform Economic growth Respond to environmental fears Improved labor relations Increase American prestige abroad and America’s role in the world Importance of the individual and individual initiative. Roosevelt Administration Federal government sued private companies 43 times using Sherman Anti- Trust Act 1902 Coal Strike- 50,000 workers struck for higher wages and shorter work day; upon threat of federal government to nationalize, strike settled and workers won 9-Hr. day and 10% wage increase
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Unformatted text preview: • Hepburn Act, 1906- enforced ICC action against railroad industry- set rates and prevented discriminatory practices • Food and Drug Act, 1905 • Roosevelt arbitrates Sino-Japanese war and wins Nobel Prize with theory of equilibrium • Using Executive Powers of the President, Roosevelt sets aside 100 million acres for national parks. • Roosevelt and Foreign Policy • Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine • If a country did not “behave” the United states would intervene to protect national interests and interests of its European allies. • 1905- U.S. takes control of customs office in Dominican Republic to pay country’s creditors •...
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